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2013-2014

DePaul Humanities Center 2013-2014 events included featured guest speakers including Deborah Corr, Adriaan Peperzak, Crispin Glover, and Sally Mann.

Videos for selected DePaul Humanities Center lectures and events are available at the DePaul Humanities Center Youtube Page.

Radical Interdisciplinarity

nothing. - Monday, September 30, 2013

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
How does the concept of “nothingness” show itself in various academic disciplines across the humanities and the sciences? In what ways does “nothing” draw us all together, pointing to our common pursuits and perhaps our common ends? Three DePaul professors... View flyer

A Night in the Soviet Sanatorium - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Something more than a spa or wellness retreat, the Soviet sanatorium attempted both to improve the individual holistically, promoting mental and physical health, and also to build a better society. This was recreation in a Platonic sense of the word... View flyer

The Horror of the Humanities - Monday, October 28, 2013

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
Our first annual Halloween-themed event, “The Horror of the Humanities,” brought in hundreds of students and other guests, and featured dozens of interactive exhibits and a panel of artists and scholars.... View flyer

The Scholar’s Vaudeville - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
“The Scholar’s Vaudeville,” hosted by The Haines Sisters, brought together DePaul professors Greg Scott, Rachel Shteir, Christine Skolnik, and Andrew Suozzo, juxtaposing their mini-lectures with Chicago-area vaudeville entertainers Denim Dan, ... View flyer

Heidi Nast: Why Dogs Fight

Saturday, November 9, 2013

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | UIC Forum - Main Hall | 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
$8.00 (free for students/teachers)
We like to think of dogs as our best friends. But the relationship has a dark side. Witness the long history of pit bull fighting. Emerging at the turn of the 18th century in the coal-mining regions of Great Britain, it quickly moved into urban working-class areas, ... View flyer

The Dead of Winter

Planning the Good Death - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
As a culture we tend to rage against the dying of the light, seeing a concept such as “the good death” as oxymoronic. Socrates tells us, however, that true lovers of wisdom must spend their whole lives preparing to die—preparing, more importantly, to die properly... View flyer

The Sacrifice of Isaac - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | St. Vincent DePaul Parish | 1010 W. Webster Ave.
Abraham’s binding and near-sacrifice of Isaac is a foundational moment for three major world religions. More than this, it asks us to think about what it makes a community, family, and ethics possible. Is an act good because it is inherently good, ... View flyer

The Hooten Hallers - Monday, March 10, 2014

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
All art is, debatably, about our morality. The urge to create—something beautiful, something ugly, something lasting, something Other—speaks to the underlying nature and state of the creator, and thus to the fact that we ourselves are finite, errant, and... View flyer

Catholic Intellectual Tradition Salons

Sacrifice - Monday, February 10, 2014

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 325 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Salon participants: Nicole Anderson, Peg Birmingham, Jim Halstead, Liam Heneghan, Randy Honold, Scott Kelley, Craig Klugman, Louise Lincoln, Tom O’Brien, Bill Martin, Danielle Meijer, Yuki Miyamoto, Lori Murphy, Kay Read, Peter Steeves.

Animality - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM | DePaul Lincoln Park Library, Room 400 | 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.
Salon Participants: Nicole Anderson, Dominic Calderisi, Tony Ceraso, Anna Vaughn Clissold, Brett Harrison Davinger, David Gitomer, Evan Hill, Scott Kelley, Melissa Lorraine, Danielle Meijer, Ron Nahser, Heidi Nast, John Shanahan, Peter Steeves, Nan Zabriskie.

In Conversation with Great Minds

Crispin Glover - Thursday, January 30, 2014

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
The DePaul Humanities Center is proud to inaugurate a new annual series with actor, director, screenwriter, recording artist, author, and artist Crispin Hellion Glover. Perhaps best known for playing eccentric characters in such Hollywood movies as... View flyer

Sally Mann - Monday, February 3, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
It is the little surprise that Sally Mann’s name figures so prominently in nearly every list of the greatest photographers ever. Whether turning her camera toward the gravity of a single tree, the quietude of an overgrown battlefield the banality of a rotting corpse... View flyer

The Brothers Quay - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
The DePaul Humanities Center is honored to host the Brothers Quay. Identical twin brothers Stephen and Timothy are London-based film directors, stop motion animators, and artists, fresh from a comprehensive and highly-celebrated retrospective of their work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City... View flyer

The Humanimal

Bear - Monday, May 5, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
From Smokey to Yogi, from gummies to Teddies, from Gary Snyder to William Faulkner, from the Yamabushi of Japan to Goldilocks of the English forest, from Grizzly Man to Grizzly Adams, even from da Bears to da Cubs, few animals have had to bear the weight of... View flyer

“Neither Wholly Animal Nor Holy Man”: Post-Human, Post-Animal, Post-Ethics - Monday, May 19, 2014

5:15 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Inspired by questions of human-animal boundaries and boundary-crossings, the DePaul Humanities Center invites you to an evening of inquiry into the normative implications of thinking through what it means to be with animals when it is not even clear what... View flyer

Like Cats and Dogs: the Rhetoric of Film - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
How can film portray history? How can it render photographically that which defies representation, that which eludes visibility? Aren’t reality and representation, like cats and dogs, immiscible? Professor Lippit’s lecture addresses three films that depict... View flyer

Stacey Alaimo: Blue Ecologies: Science, Aesthetics, and the Creatures of the Abyss

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | McGowan South, Room 105 | 1110 W. Belden Ave.
Stacy Alaimo, Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington, will talk about her new book project regarding ocean ecologies... View flyer

Chris Tirres: Portraits of Liberation Across the Latino/a Americas

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | DePaul University Art Museum | 953 W. Fullerton Ave.
How have intellectuals of Latin American descent connected conceptions of liberation and freedom, on the one hand, to mestizo expressions of spirituality, on the other?... View flyer

Paradise Lost and Found: A Conference on Indigenous Hawaiian Nature & Culture

Part of the LSP 200 Multicultural Series, presented in partnership with The President's Signature Series.

Friday, May 9, 2014

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 10, 2014

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
The DePaul Humanities Center, in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, convenes a conference celebrating indigenous Hawaiian people, nature, art, history, and culture. From May 9-10, we will investigate Hawaiian heritage, with interdisciplinary talks ranging from discussions of ecology and the problem of invasive species, ... View flyer

Faculty Development Series

How to Entice Publishers - Friday, April 4, 2014

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Jane Bunker, Director of Northwestern University Press, will present a special workshop for DePaul faculty and interested graduate students on the topic of seeing an academic book to publication. Covering every step, from a book's inception to its final marketing and distribution, ... View flyer