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L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building

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800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

October 2018

Germaine Bree Lecture~ History, Memory & Identity: A French Debate

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
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Enzo Traverso is a historian of modern and contemporary Europe; his research focuses on the intellectual history and the political ideas of the twentieth century. He was born in Italy, studied history at the University…

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November 2018

Theresa Kelly, “Reading for the Future”

November 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
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For many thinkers, including Romantics themselves, their era was an age of prophecy—of revolution, radical change, new beginnings, perhaps even new worlds.  Yet the Romantic writing that we identify as prophecy is strangely unable to…

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April 2019

Tomislav Z. Longinović, “The Migrant Crypt: Cultural Translation Across Europe”

April 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
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The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Middle East into Europe has challenged the existing notion of national boundaries and demonstrated an increased need for a public policy that would take into…

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October 2019

Alice Kaplan, “The Lost Art of Literary Criticism”

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706
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2019 Germaine Brée Lecture Alice Kaplan, Professor, Yale University What did it mean to be a literary critic in 1960, and what does it mean today? Kaplan will explore the life and career of Germaine…

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November 2019

Stefania Buccini, “French & Italian Cities Lectures: Naples”

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Stefania Buccini, Professor of Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison Co-sponsored by Center for European Studies, Department of French and Italian, the Department of Art History, and the Division of Continuing Studies Join Professor Buccini on a…

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March 2020

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, “Ultimate Questions, Incomplete Answers: Or, the Hunger for the Unknowable in the 20th-Century”

March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison In his final essay before he died in 1903, Herbert Spencer allowed himself, age 83, to ask “ultimate questions” about the source and meaning of life.  The famed materialist…

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CANCELLED: Nancy Fraser, “What should socialism mean in the 21st century?”

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

THIS EVENT IS CANCELED Nancy Fraser, Professor, New School for Social Research “Socialism” is back! For decades the word was considered an embarrassment—a despised failure and relic of a bygone era, rightly consigned to the…

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April 2020

CANCELLED: Ritt Deitz, “Montreal: French. Canadian. Both. Neither.”

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
L140 Conrad A. Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706

  LECTURE CANCELLATION   The French and Italian Cities Series talk scheduled for April 1st, (Montreal: French. Canadian. Both. Neither.), has been postponed until Fall 2020.  Date and time forthcoming.

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