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2011-2012

DePaul Humanities Center 2011-2012 events included featured guest speakers including Rachel Shteir, Audrey Niffenegger, Mahmoud Saeed, and Martha Nussbaum.

Videos for selected DePaul Humanities Center lectures and events available: DePaul Humanities Center Youtube Page.

Rachel Shteir: The Steal

Monday, September 26, 2011

5:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2323 N. Fremont St.
Rachel Shteir shared her knowledge of subjects often overlooked by academics with a reading, Q&A, and discussion from her third and latest book The Steal. From an offense punishable by death... View flyer

Audrey Niffenegger: The Night Bookmobile

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

6:00 PM | Schmitt Academic Center, Room 254 | 2320 N. Kenmore Ave.
Sharing the creative process of her latest work and first graphic novel The Night Bookmobile, Audrey Niffenegger provided insight into the important interplay between words and images. Inspired by “The Door in the Wall,” a short story by H.G. Wells, The Night Bookmobile... View flyer

James Soderholm: Just Looking: Art, Attentiveness and the Moral Imagination

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

5:00 PM | DePaul Humanities Center | 2347 N. Racine Ave.
Can our moral perceptions be sharpened by works of art and literature? An aesthetic optimist would say yes. James Soderholm makes the case for aesthetic optimism through twenty-four meditations, many of which draw from philosophical and literary passages... View flyer

Mahmoud Saeed: The World Through the Eyes of Angels

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

5:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave
Iraqi writer Mahmoud Saeed is marking the release of his newest novel in translation, The World Through the Eyes of Angels with readings from his writings and a round table discussion with Saeed and DePaul faculty members... View flyer

The Literature and Music Series

“Black Violet,” Act 1 - Tuesday, October 4, 2011

7:00 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2323 N. Fremont St.
Fifth House Ensemble strives to breathe new life into the chamber music format by discovering new and innovative ways to enhance its appeal. Their performance of Black Violet, Act 1 is a testament to this worthy endeavor. Created in collaboration... View flyer

“Miles Davis: The Jazz Musician as Dandy” - Monday, October 17, 2011

5:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2323 N. Fremont St.
Fifth House Ensemble strives to breathe new life into the chamber music format by discovering new and innovative ways to enhance its appeal. Their performance of Black Violet, Act 1 is a testament to this worthy endeavor. Created in collaboration... View flyer

“Salome in the Court of Queen Christina: Stradella, Wilde, and Strauss” - Thursday, January 19, 2012

5:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2323 N. Fremont St.
In 1905, famous German composer Richard Strauss adapted Oscar Wilde’s provocative play Salome as an opera. The title Salome refers to King Herod’s stepdaughter who played a vital role in helping her mother obtain the head of John the Baptist... View flyer

Kurt Westerberg: "Vision and Prayer," after the poem by Dylan Thomas

Friday, February 17, 2012

8:00 PM | DePaul Concert Hall | 800 W. Belden Ave.
Kurt Westerberg’s inaugural performance Vision and Prayer examines the intersection between music and literature by setting the poetry of Dylan Thomas to music. Thomas wrote the poem Vision and Prayer shortly after WWII.... View flyer

Martha Nussbaum: Not for Sale: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

Thursday, March 8, 2012

5:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
The humanities are indispensable in the development of one’s critical thinking. Yet, policy-makers all over the world have been defunding the humanities and the arts in order to invest more fully in avenues that produce short term economic gains in the new global world order... View flyer

Francesca Royster: Michael Jackson, Queer World Making and the Trans Erotics of Voice, Gender, and Age

Monday, April 23, 2012

5:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Most of us are familiar with the physical aspects of Michael Jackson’s performances, which range from his clothing–sunglasses, surgical masks, and the infamous single glittery glove–to his stellar dance moves such as the moonwalk... View flyer

Childe Harold's Pilgrimmage, Cantos 1 and 2

200th Anniversary Celebration (International Conference) - Monday, April 30, 2012

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
On Monday, April 30th, DePaul celebrates the 200th anniversary of the poem that made Byron famous, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Cantos I and II. Begun at Lawrence's hotel in Lisbon, Portugal and published in the spring of 1812 in London, ... View flyer