Events, 2011-2012

Autumn Quarter | Winter Quarter | Spring Quarter
 

Autumn Quarter

Katharine E. Maus
James Branch Cabell Professor of Renaissance Literature
University of Virginia

Monday, October 3
Workshop: "The Properties of Friendship in The Merchant of Venice"

This event was organized by the Renaissance Workshop, the Early Modern Workshop and the Law, Culture & Society Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Mrinalini Sinha
Alice Freeman Palmer Professor of History
University of Michigan

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Lecture: "The Strange Death of an Imperial Ideal: The Case of Civis Britannicus"

Friday, October 7, 2011
Workshop: "Projecting Power: Empire, Colonies and World History"

The workshop was co-sponsored with the Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the 18th-/19th-Century Cultures Workshop.


Lauren M E Goodlad
Associate Professor of English and Criticism and Interpretive Theory
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Tuesday, October 11
Workshop: "The Mad Men in the Attic: Seriality and Identity in the Modern Babylon"

This event was organized by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop and the 18th-/19th-Century Cultures Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Allen Fisher
Thursday, October 13
Reading

Friday, October 14
"On Poetics"

These events were organized by the Program in Poetry and Poetics, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


British Film at Doc
"The Deadly Affair"

Wednesday, October 19

This film screening was organized by Doc Films, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Gillian Beer
King Edward VII Professor Emeritus
University of Cambridge

Thursday, October 20
Lecture: " The Backbone Shiver: Darwin and the Arts"

Friday, October 21
Workshop: "Alice in Time"

The workshop was co-sponsored with the Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science and the 18th-/19th-Century Cultures Workshop.


South Asian Studies Conference: "The Many Worlds of Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)"
Thursday, October 27- Friday, October 28

This event is organized by the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Leonard Barkan
Professor of Comparative Literature
Princeton University

Thursday, November 10
Lecture: "Michelangelo: Scribbles, Doodles, Poetry"

Friday, November 11
Workshop: "Unswept Floor: Food Culture and High Culture, Antiquity and Renaissance"

These events were organized by the Renaissance Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

Teri Chettiar
Northwestern University

Friday, November 11
Seminar: “On Childhood Emotion and Mother-Child Relationship: John Bowlby’s Separation Research and the Postwar Preoccupation with Emotional Deprivation”

This seminar was organized by the British History Seminar at the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Norman MacLeod
Keeper of Paleontology
British Museum of Natural History, London

November 17
Lecture: "D'Arcy Thompson: The Aesthetics, and the Utility, of Geometric Analysis in Biology"

This event was organized by the Arts|Science Initiative/ Office of the Provost, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Robert J.C.Young
Julius Silver Professor of English and Comparative Literature
New York University

Wednesday, November 30
Lecture: "Walter Benjamin, and Other Illegal Migrants"

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Workshop: "Theorizing Cultural Translation"

The workshop was co-sponsored with the Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the Immigration Workshop.

 

Winter Quarter

Ann Blair
Henry Charles Lea Professor of History
Harvard University

Monday, January 9
Lecture: "Forms of Collaboration in Early Modern Humanist Works"

Tuesday, January 10
Seminar: "Early Modern texts in the Library Collection
"

These events celebrated the re-opening of the Special Collections Research Center.


Cathy Wilkes
Renaissance Society

January, 22-March 4
Art Exhibit: "I Give You All My Money"
This exhibition was organized by the Renaissance Society, with support from The Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Peter Cole and Adina Hoffman

Monday, January 23
Workshop: Translation Workshop


Monday, January 23
Lecture: "Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of Cairo Geniza"

These events were organized by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


David S. Katz

Professor of History
Tel Aviv University

Thursday, February 9
Lecture: "Matthew Arnold, Spinoza, the Zulus and Biblical Arithmetic in Victorian England"

Friday, February 10
Workshop: "The Nationless Nationalism of Early Modern Anglo-Jewry"

The events were organized by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Paul Warde
Reader in Early Modern History
University of East Anglia

Friday, February 17
Seminar: “Life, Land and Limits in the 'Organic Economy', c.1670-1840”

This seminar was organized by the British History Seminar at the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Bennett Zon
Professor of Music
University of Durham

Tuesday, February 21
Lecture: The Evolution and Spiritual Selection in Victorian Musical Culture

This event was organized by the Music History/Theory Workshop, the Ethnoise Ethnomusicology Workshop and the 18th/19th Century Cultures Workshop, with support from The Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Phenomenologies of Projection, Aesthetics of Transition: Anthony McCall 1970-79, 2001—
Friday and Saturday, February 24-25

This event was organized by Michelle Menzies and the Film Studies Center, with support from The Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
Assistant Professor of British History
University of Chicago

Friday, March 2
Seminar: “The Scottish Enlightenment in the Anthropocene”

This seminar was organized by the British History Seminar at the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Randall McLeod
Professor of English
University of Toronto

Wednesday, March 7
Lecture: "Sortes Vergilianæ"

Thursday March 8
Seminar: "Looking at Books: Textual Bibliography"

These events celebrated the re-opening of the Special Collections Research Center.


British Film Series at Doc
"Always Crashing the Same Car: The Best of British Film After the New Wave "

Sundays, January 8 through March 4

This film series (nine films) was organized by Doc Films, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

 

 Spring Quarter

Terry Eagleton
Distinguished Professor of English
University of Lancaster

Wednesday, March 28
Lecture: "The Death of Criticism?"


Jonathan Goldberg
Distinguished Professor of English
Emory University

Monday, April 2
Workshop: "Painting Marks"

This event was organized by the Renaissance Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center.


South Asia Graduate Student Conference- 2012

Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6

This event was organized by Arvind Elangovan and the South Asia Language and Area Center, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


William H. Sherman
Professor of English
University of York

Tuesday, April 10
Workshop: "Early Modern Punctuation and Modern
Editions: Shakespeare's Serial Colon"

This event was organized by the Renaissance Workshop and the Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Workshop, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Joel Fredell
Professor of English
Southeastern Louisiana University

Monday April 16
Lecture: "The Green Knight in York"

This event was organized by the Program in Medieval Studies, with support from the Nicholson Center, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Ian Ker
University of Oxford

Tuesday, April 24
Lecture: "G.K. Chesterton on Humor"

Wednesday, April 25
Lecture: "Newman, Vatican II, and the Hermeneutic of Continuity"

This event was organized by the Lumen Christi Institute, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


Candace Vogler
David B and Clara E Stern Professor
Department of Philosophy

University of Chicago


Nicholson Distinguished Faculty Lecture
Wednesday, May 2nd
Lecture: "Not to be Tempted by Fear or Hope: Anscombe on Moral Prohibitions"

 

Guy Ortolano
Assistant Professor of History
New York University

Friday, May 4
Seminar: "Exporting Britain's New Towns, 1976-1985"

This seminar was organized by the British History Seminar at the Newberry Library, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Jerome McGann
John Stewart Bryan University Professor
University of Virginia

Thursday, May 10
Lecture: "Philology in a New Key"

Friday May 11th
Workshop: "Digital and Traditional Textualities and the Problems of Instrumental Reason"

These events celebrated the re-opening of the Special Collections Research Center.


Priya Satia
Associate Professor of Modern British History
Stanford University

Thursday, May 17
Lecture:
"The British State and the Industrial Revolution: Evidence from a Quaker Gun-Maker"

Friday, May 18
Seminar: "The Social Life of Guns in the Eighteenth Century British Empire"

The seminar was co-sponsored with the British History Seminar at the Newberry Library.


Music of the Scottish Enlightenment
Tuesday, May 29

This event was organized by Andy Greenwood and the Department of Music, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.


British Film Series at Doc
"Monty Python: And Now for Something Completely Different"

Wednesdays, March 28 through May 30th

This film series (ten films) was organized by Doc Films, with support from the Nicholson Center for British Studies.