The Italian Section at the Johns Hopkins University and the Department of Italian at Yale University are happy to invite you at the Graduate Conference MUTAMENTI: Metamorphosis from the Human to the Posthuman.
When I Grow Upis New Yorker cartoonist Ken Krimstein's nonfiction graphic narrative based on six of hundreds of newly discovered, never-before-published autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish teens on the brink of WWII, found in 2017 hidden in a Lithuanian church cellar. These autobiographies, long thought destroyed by the Nazis, were written as entries for three competitions held […]
Dr. Ruvik Rosenthal Dr. Ruvik Rosenthal is a well known Israeli writer and linguist. He has published 24 books on various topics, as well as hundreds of articles, essays and journalistic features. He is known for his linguistic writing for which he has won the prestigious Sokolov Award. For his best-selling children’s books, he has […]
Professor Caroline Lillian Schopp, History of Art, delivers an undergraduate talk "Lachkrampf/Fit of Laughter: Renate Bertlmann Performing Bertolt Brecht & the Figure of the Pregnant Bride." This talk introduces the art of Renate Bertlmann by way of her discomfiting performances as a “pregnant bride.” If these can be seen, as the artist suggests, as a […]
Gilman 132 Vivian Liska is Professor of German literature and Director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She directs the book series Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts (De Gruyter). Her books include When […]
This presentation will consider the dynamics of self-reflection in the first volume of Husserl's Ideas where Husserl first develops the method of transcendental philosophy. Dan Zahavi is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research. Students and faculty interested in attending should contact Rochelle Tobias for […]
Gilman 300 Lecture by Robert Morrison (Bowdoin College). This talk is a discussion of a network of Jewish merchant-scholars who mediate a remarkable episode of intellectual exchange among scholars in the Ottoman Empire, Crete, and the Veneto between 1450 and 1550. Robert Morrison is George Lincoln Skolfield, Jr. Professor of Religion and Middle Eastern and […]
Gilman 479 Marked by the ‘mathematization’ of scientific knowledge, seventeenth-century European intellectual culture is also punctuated by profound skepticism about the stability, reliability, or calculability of numbers. Focusing on the natural philosopher and lay theologian Thomas Browne, who fluctuates puzzlingly between fascination and contempt for arithmology and numerology, this lecture will explore the seventeenth century’s […]