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Simon Werrett

Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History book cover
Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History (University of Chicago Press, 2010)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Fireworks are synonymous with celebration in the twenty-first century.

Philip Howard

The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam book cover
The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes als

Juliet Shields

Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745–1820 book cover
Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745–1820 (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Monday, February 15, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

What did it mean to be British, and more specifically to feel British, in the century following the parliamentary union of Scotland and England?

Hazard Adams

William Blake on His Poetry and Painting book cover
On Blake's Marginalia
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Hazard Adams discusses William Blake on His Poetry and Painting: A Study of A Descriptive Catalogue, Other Prose Writings and Jerusalem (M

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

Banishes: The New Social control in Urban America book cover
Banishes: The New Social Control in Urban America (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Katherine Beckett is Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Law, Societies & Justice Program at the University of Washington in Seattle and co-author of The Politics of Injustice: Crime and Punishment, 2E (2004) and Making Crime Pay: Law and Order in Contemporary American Politics (OUP 1997).

Steve Herbert is Professor in the Department of Geography and Law, Societies & Justice Program at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community (2006) and Policing Space: Territoriality and the Los Angeles Police Department (1997).

James Tweedie

The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization (Oxford UP, 2013)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 4:00pm
Communications 202
"In The Age of New Waves, James Tweedie takes discrete new wave cinemas from France to Taiwan out of the local contexts that produced th

Derek Attridge

Reading and Responsibility
Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

Derek Attridge is a Professor of English at the University of York. A scholar of remarkable range and sensitivity, Attridge is known as a leading interpreter of James Joyce, J.M. Coetzee, and Jacques Derrida as well as a brilliant theorist of poetic form and literary language. He is the author of nine books, including How to Read Joyce (2007), Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction (1995), and The Singularity of Literature (2004), winner of the 2006 European Society for the Study of English Book Award.  

Vicente L. Rafael

Translation in Wartime
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

Rafael’s lecture will inquire into the historical, political, and pragmatic relationship between translation and empire. Drawing attention to the complex ethics of translation practices, he examines how iterations of translation consolidate and confound imperial projects. Through a consideration of the language initiatives and policies attending the so-called War on Terror, Rafael probes the ways in which the demand for translation induces and intensifies the war of meanings, the confusion of address, and the crisis of identities in U.S.-occupied Iraq.

Wendy Brown

Porous Sovereignty, Walled Democracy
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

Wendy Brown is known for her subtle and sophisticated interpretations of political theory and practice. Her work elucidates the contemporary knots tying subordination and freedom, exclusion and equality, markets and democracy, state institutions and social movements. 

 Brown’s lecture will address the curious phenomenon that finds nation-states building physical walls at their borders. In an ostensibly connected global world, such walls raise a series of questions. What is the relationship between these walls and the erosion of national sovereignty by transnational forces?  Do the walls assert sovereignty or confess its failures? What is the relationship of economy and security at the site of walls? And what transformation in democracy do the new walls herald?

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