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

Sounds Generated from Almost Nothing from a Fully Corrupted Material - Samuel Beckett's "Happy Days" - Monday, October 6, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago's Theatre Y presents a “soundscape” deconstruction of the classic Beckett play. Exploring the relationships among language, sound, meaning, and the performers' and audience's real presence, this reimagining of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece... View flyer

An Evening with Edgar Oliver - Wednesday, November 12, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
Broadway legend and NPR-regular Edgar Oliver offers his distinctive voice for a night of stories and performances.... View flyer

Evoking Nationalism, Incarnating Ecumenism: Composers' Quests for Understanding - Monday, Feburary 23, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | DePaul Recital Hall | 804 W. Belden Ave.
Paul-André Bempéchat performs and lectures from the piano on the challenge of capturing cultural as well as personal meaning in music. Beginning with the assumption that transmuting cultural historicism and its symbols—be they religious, literary, or political—has been not only a perennial challenge but an obsession with composers,... View flyer

The Sound and the Sample - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
An evening of three radically different live performances and analysis of what it means to take a sound from its original context and repurpose it, giving it new meaning elsewhere. Featuring: The Speers, Liam Heneghan, Beverly Fre$h... View flyer

Silence and Stillness - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
From the intentional to the inadvertent, from the depths of ontological truth to the heights of aesthetic choice, silence is constitutive of music and sound, just as stillness is constitutive of dance and movement... View flyer

Letter to a Future Book and Reader - Wednesday, February 11, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Poet, author, and wildly inventive anarchic library patron, Ander Monson, is featured in this special puppet-filled, interactive evening as we come together to reimagine the nature of an archive, a library, a printed idea, and the act of reading itself... View flyer

Forbidden Pages - Monday, March 2, 2015

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
Explore the history and politics of discarded, banned, and burned books with an interdisciplinary panel in a multimedia setting that challenges the audience to reconceive what it means to decide that a book, and the ideas it contains, are “too dangerous” to be allowed to exist in a community... View flyer

The Monster at the End of Every Book - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
In the 1971 Little Golden Book, The Monster at the End of this Book, Sesame Street monster-Muppet Grover finds himself caught up in one of the finest existential, psychoanalytic, postmodern texts ever written—one that arguably stands beside those of Joyce and Nabakov, Beckett and Sartre, Freud and Derrida... View flyer

Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians - Wednesday, October 15, 2015

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Shot over the course of two years in three Louisiana prisons, Follow Me Down weaves together interviews and performances of extraordinary inmate musicians—some serving life sentences, some new commits, and one soon to be released. The result plays like a concert film, but instead of bright lights and big stages, these musicians rap in okra fields, ... View flyer

The Trials of Job - Thursday, January 22, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | St. Vincent dePaul Parish | 1010 W. Webster Ave.
More than 2,600 years ago the author of The Book of Job set out to investigate why bad things happen to good people. More than this, though, Job—as a symbol of unwarranted penalization in the face of an all-powerful punisher—has become synonymous with unjust suffering. Yet when is suffering of any kind ever truly just? ... View flyer

An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean: Abolitions and the Morality of Punishment - Monday, April 27, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ—educator, activist, and best-selling author of Dead Man Walking—is internationally known as an advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Her work in this area has inspired conversation, conversion, and change, drawing attention to the immorality of capital punishment and the way in which individuals, the state, and the culture at large relate to those we have imprisoned and sentenced to death... View flyer

A History of White Privilege and Docile Bodies: Prisons, Schools, and the Institutions of Domination - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Cortelyou Commons | 2324 N. Fremont St.
There are more African American men in prison or on probation today in the United States than were enslaved in this country in 1850. The institutions around us shift and change their faces, but the ideology driving them seems to remain constant, with white privilege at the heart of the American experiment... View flyer

Wednesday, October 29, 2015

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 120 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
The DePaul Humanities Center’s second-annual Halloween-themed event features a variety of avant-garde exhibits exploring the horrific in the mundane as well as the relationship between horror and various fields within the humanities, this year paired with a screening of the cult movie masterpiece Kill List and a talk and Q&A with the film's celebrated director, Ben Wheatley... View flyer

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | DePaul Student Center, Room 314 | 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Join us as DePaul professors and a troupe of professional Chicago comedians go toe-to-toe, as the comedians perform improv and the professors are challenged to lecture extemporaneously on surprise topics. Led by improv comic Pete Parsons, the comedians will present six improvised scenes, showcasing their talent, quick minds, and true artistry... View flyer