November 5, 1998 – Ian Morris: “Civizational Thinking and Ancient Greece”

Thursday, November 5 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Ian Morris’s talk on “Civilizational Thinking and Ancient Greece” inaugurates a year-long series of lectures that accompanies the new faculty seminar on “Civilizational Thinking” funded by the Ford Foundation. Morris’s work combines meticulous attention to the demands of classical scholarship with bold scrutiny of the process […]

November 2, 1998 – Theodore William Allen: “Race and Ethnicity: A Reinvention of the White Race?”

Monday, November 2 | 4:00 pm | Oakes Mural Room Theodore William Allen is the author of the monumental work on the origins of racism and white racialized identity in the American colonies, The Invention of the White Race, published by Verso. The first volume, published in 1994, deals historically with the specific form of social hegemony […]

Fall 1998 Colloquium Series

Colloquium Series In fall 1998, the Center for Cultural Studies will continue to host a Wednesday colloquium series, which features current cultural studies work by campus faculty and visitors. The sessions are informal, normally consisting of a 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15. Participants are encouraged […]

October 26, 1998 – Mark Poster: “Digital and Print Authors”

Monday, October 26 | 4:00 pm | Kresge 159 What are the material conditions of authors and readers today? In this exploration of cultural theory and new media, Mark Poster examines alterations in authorship and readership brought about by new material conditions of textuality. Print, broadcast electronics, and digital networks, he argues, each construct authors […]