Kaplan Conversations

photo of Hi'ilei Hobart presenting at lunch colloquium

2017–2018 Kaplan Conversations (Lunch Seminars)


Wednesdays, Noon - 1:30 pm
Kaplan Humanities Institute, Kresge Hall #2350

If you are interested in attending a lunch colloquium, please email us.

Spring 2018

April 11 - Faculty Fellow
Transient Intimacies: Contemporary African American Writing and the Form of Travel
Shaun Myers, Assistant Professor, Department of English

April 25 - Faculty Fellow
Gender, Labor, and Environment in Early Modern Europe
Lydia Barnett
, Assistant Professor, Department of History

May 16 - Faculty Fellow
Violent Sympathies: Literature, Sovereignty, and the Hazards of Fellow Feeling
Cynthia Nazarian, Assistant Professor, Department of French and Italian; Affiliated Faculty, Comparative Literary Studies Program

May 23 - Library Fellow
A Million Tongues Are Calling For My Pen: The Life and Works of Ross D. Brown
Josh Honn, Digital Humanities Librarian, Northwestern University Library

Past Kaplan Conversations 2017-2018

Winter 2018

January 10 - Faculty Fellow
The Law of the Land: Race, Liberty, and Policing Before the Fourteenth Amendment
Kate Masur, Associate Professor, Department of History

February 7 - Faculty Fellow
Tropical Time-Machines: The Uses of Science Fiction in Contemporary Caribbean Literature and Film
Emily Maguire, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Latina/o Studies Program

February 14 - Postdoctoral Fellow
We Have Seen It Rising: Spoken Word Poetry at U.N. Climate Summits
Sarah Dimick, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities

February 28 - Postdoctoral Fellow
Improper Dwelling: Kept Women in the Beacon Group's Barrack Yard Literatures
Kaneesha Parsard, Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Race Studies

March 7 - Faculty Fellow
Learning to Talk Shop: Mercantile Mischief and Popular Pedagogy in Premodern England
Susie Phillips, The Alumnae of Northwestern University Teaching Professor; Associate Professor, Department of English

Fall 2017

September 27 - Welcome Lunch Colloquium

October 11 - Faculty Fellow
The Subject of Always-On Computing
James J. Hodge, Assistant Professor, Departments of English and Humanities

November 1 - Special Faculty Guest
Hurricane Season: Using Memory to Write a History of New Orleans
Leslie M. Harris, Professor, Department of History

November 8 - Faculty Fellow
"True Memories and Other Falsehoods," A Documentary Feature Film
Debra Tolchinsky, Associate Professor, Department of Radio/Television/Film; Director, MFA in Documentary Media Program