Cold War Culture Series | Anne Applebaum
Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 4:30PMNewhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall/Free and Open to the Public
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate. She is also the Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute in London, where she runs projects on political and economic transition. Her book, Gulag: A History, was published in 2003 and won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004. Her most recent book, published in October 2012, is Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe.
Yomi Braester Talk
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 12:30PMNewhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College/Free and Open to the Public
"The Spectral Return of Cinema: Globalization and Cinephilia in Contemporary Chinese Film"
Yomi Braester is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. His research focuses on literary and visual practices, with emphasis on modern China and Taiwan—in architecture, advertisement, screen media, and stage arts. "I inquire how texts and images form and manipulate our perception of space and history."
Jordan Lecture with Hayden White
Monday, March 31, 2014, 4:30PMNewhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall/Free and Open to the Public
"The Limits of Enlightenment: Enlightenment as Metaphor and as Concept"
Hayden White, Professor Emeritus at the University of California (Santa Cruz), has been described as "perhaps the premier academic essayist of our times." Compulsory reading for graduate students throughout the humanities, his essays on historical representation and narrative discourse have strongly contributed to a "narrative turn" in the study of historical thought. The author of Metahistory:The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1973), Tropics of Discourse (1978), The Content of the Form (1987), and Figural Realism(1999), Professor White has also published recent essays on historical fiction, witness literature, and Holocaust representation.
Jie Lee Talk
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30PMNewhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall/Free and Open to the Public
Madame Mao and Cinema: Actress, Critic, Censor and Producer
Professor Jie Lee, from Harvard, will focus on Jiang Qing’s lifelong relationship to cinema, her personal cinephilia and cinephobia and its impact on Chinese film history.