Events, 2009 - 2010

Autumn Quarter | Winter Quarter | Spring Quarter


Autumn Quarter

Contemporary Art Workshop Talk: Liam Gillick
October 7, 2009
Co-sponsored by the Nicholson Center for British Studies, The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature and Culture, and the Open Practice Committee.

Department of English Graduate Student Conference: "Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits"
October 8 - 9, 2009

Keynote Speaker: Michael Taussig, Columbia University
The conference is generously supported by the Departments of English Language & Literature and Art History, the Division of the Humanities, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Nicholson Center for British Studies, the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture, and the Center for Gender Studies.


James Simpson Lecture
Douglas P. and Katherin B. Loker Professor
Harvard University, Department of English

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Lecture: "Statues of Liberty: Iconoclasm and Idolatry in the English Revolution"

Friday, October 30, 2009
Workshop: "History as Error"
Co-sponsored by the Renaissance, Early Modern, and Theology workshops


Winter Quarter

Nicholson Distinguised Faculty Lecturer
James Chandler
Barbara E. & Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor
University of Chicago, Departments of English, Cinema and Media Studies

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Lecture: "Sight Lines and Sentiment: Schiller, Shaftesbury, and Laurence Stern"

Thomas Pink Lecture
King's College London, Department of Philosophy

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Lecture: "Normativity, Law, and Psychology in British Moral Philosophy"

Friday, February 19, 2010
Workshop: "Promising, Natural Law, and Moral Personality"
Co-sponsored by the Political Theory Workshop


John Plotz Workshop
Brandeis University, Department of English
Graduate Initiative Event organized by Dustin Brown (English) and Siddarth Satpathy (South Asian Lang & Civ, English)
Friday, March 5, 2010 "Semi-Detached: The Moment of Partial Absorption in Eliot and Alma-Tadema"

Southern Asian Studies Conference: "After Europe: Postcolonial Knowledge in the Age of Globalization"
March 12, 2010

Keynote Address: Carlo Ginzburg, Franklin D. Murphy Professor of Italian Renaissance Studies, UCLA
Co-sponsored by the Nicholson Center for British Studies, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory.


Spring Quarter

Schaffner Visiting Professor Lecture
Laura Mulvey

Birkbeck, University of London, Department of Cinema and Media Studies, 

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Lecture: "The Purposes of Love: Romance in Two British Films of the Late Silent Period"


Amartya Sen Lecture
Harvard University, Department of Economics

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Lecture: "Adam Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment"


Emma Rothschild Lecture
Harvard University, Department of History

Monday, April 26, 2010
Lecture: "The Inner Life of Empires"

Ruth Solie Lecture and Workshop
Smith College, Department of Music

Thursday, April 29, 2010
Lecture: "Manly Music: Reading Victorian Language"

Friday, April 30, 2010
Workshop: "Music as a Victorian Model of Heaven: What Can We Learn from the Writing of Amateurs?"
Co-sponsored by the Music Department and the Gender and Sexuality and 18th & 19th Century Workshops