College of Liberal Arts

Humanities Research Symposium

Friday Mar 10, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | SAC 2.302


2017 Humanities Research Symposium

This biennial Symposium features presentations by College of Liberal Arts faculty recipients of the Humanities Research Award and Humanities Media Project Grant Awards. Scholars of various disciplines will discuss their findings with an audience of faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, students, and the general public.

8:30am  Coffee/Light Breakfast
8:45am  Welcome Remarks by Dean Randy Diehl and Senior Associate Dean Esther Raizen

Session 1
9:00am   Jennifer Graber    Gods "Really Present" and "Religious Doings:" Describing and Interpreting Kiowa Ritual Practice During American Expansion
9:30am   Juliet Hooker        Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois and Vasconcelos
10:00am Benjamin Gregg    Genetic Engineering of Human Intelligence: Moral, Legal, and Political Issues
10:30am Joan Neuberger    Behind the Tower
11:00am Peter Hess            The Perils of Gluttonous Delights: Food and Globalization in Early Sixteenth-Century Germany

Session 2 
12:45pm Lisa Thompson     Dominque Morisseau's Revolutionary Theatre: Contemplating the Afterlife of Black Freedom Dreams
1:15pm   Pascale Bos          "Pulping" the Holocaust: Marketing Ka-Tzetnik's House of Dolls to the Masses
1:45pm   Marc Pierce          German Linguistics, Generative Linguistics, and Historical Linguistics in the 1960s
2:15pm   Lars Hinrichs        Language Variation and Social Change in Texas

Session 3
3:00pm   Nancy Stalker      Budding Fortunes: Ikebana as Art, Industry, and Cold War Culture
3:30pm   Hannah Wojciehowski    Michel Foucault's 1968
4:00pm   Randy Lewis       A Mighty Fortress is Our God: Selling Surveillance in the Bible Belt

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