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October 2017

Humanities Dialogues

October 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - June 1, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

Attention all Undergraduates, Staff and Faculty interested in languages, world cultures, and/or the Humanities: You are invited to participate in a series of meetings, where you will discover how words/concepts essential to the human experience across cultures have acquired different meanings in different languages due to specific historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. These dialogues will culminate in a final Symposium where participants will compete for prizes, including a $300 award for the 1st Place Final Presentation! Meetings will take place…

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March 2018

Kafka’s Oblivion

March 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kafka delineates in many of his texts seemingly incidental scenes of forgetting. Upon closer examination, though, this oblivion is highly symptomatic. It indicates no less than the fragile and precarious constitution of modernity. Forgetting constitutes its condition of knowledge, forgetting its mode of remembrance. Kafka’s writings stage this forgetting in various forms, and the aim of this lecture is to illustrate them in terms of rhetorical forgetting, social forgetting, and Western-Jewish forgetting. This lecture is open to the public. A…

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June 2018

Humanities Dialogue Symposium

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting opportunity to explore and discuss the influence of historical, social, political and cultural realities on our interpretations of language! Since the beginning of the academic year, undergraduate students in the Humanities have gathered to examine cross-cultural concepts at the core of the human experience: DUTY • PATRIOTISM • DEMOCRACY • OBEDIENCE • EDUCATION • WORK • PEACE • HONOR • HUMANITY • HEROISM Building upon these topics, students have expanded their humanistic inquiry to include literary works,…

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