Friday, April 11, 2014

Where is the Neil deGrasse Tyson of the Humanities?


Michael Berube of Penn State offers a reason why there isn't such a spokesperson (yet) and where we might seek out potential candidates: 


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/07/why-isnt-there-a-neil-degrasse-tyson-for-humanities-we-blame-camille-paglia/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bradburn to Participate in NEH Seminar


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Beth Bradburn has been accepted to a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on George Herbert and Emily Dickinson. She will attend the seminar at the University of Chicago during July.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Wright Lecture Wraps Up Speakers Series


WMU Department of English / Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series
presents

Professor Charles Wright
University of Illinois

“Jewish Magic and Christian Miracle in the Old English Andreas


Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 4:00pm

2500 Knauss / Center for the Humanities

* free and open to the public
* a reception will follow

For more information: jana.schulman@wmich.edu or cnagle@wmich.edu

Sponsors: Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences, University Cultural Events Committee, Medieval Institute

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Nagle Presents on Queer Theory in the 18th Century

Chris Nagle recently attended the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS) annual conference, held this year in Williamsburg, VA, where he took part in a roundtable on the uses and abuses of Queer Theory in current work on the Long 18th Century. The session was sponsored by the ASECS Gay and Lesbian Caucus and organized by George Haggerty and Susan Lanser, and the group is currently planning to develop the presentations and responses for a possible publication.

Chris's participation in the conference was made possible by a Women's Caucus Professional Development Grant, which helped to defray some of the travel costs.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Maisha Winn Visit a Success


Prof. Maisha Winn's visit to WMU last Wednesday began with a lunch discussion with graduate students and host Allen Webb, and culminated in her public address to a full house at the Center for Humanities followed by a reception afterward.