On November third Doris Sommer visited Lehigh, speaking to a crowd of educators: librarians, teachers, professors, administrators, and students. Harvard professor and founder of Cultural Agents, Sommer believes in the power of public humanities to make change in the world. At a time when funding for the humanities is being cut across Universities and secondary education systems, Doris promotes beauty, pleasure and art as solutions to public problems. She speaks to me, a masters student […]
November has arrived and with it colder weather. Fortunately, the university is well heated and has numerous events to bring you inside and keep you warm. Also, pumpkin spice lattes. Monday, October 31 The deadline for LSJ abstract submissions is TODAY (Oct. 31). Please send your abstracts to Dana and Joanna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find the CFP and more information about the conference here: http://lsjlehigh.weebly.com/cfp.html (submitted by Dashielle Horne)
April is an exciting month here in Drown as we wrap up the academic year with a Literature and Social Justice visiting lecture, more pedagogy workshops, a transferable skills panel, and a number of dissertation defenses. As Dashielle suggested in her recent post, one way to deal with mid-semester stress and anxiety is to get out into your community to celebrate (and stress!) with them. Whether you need the teaching boost of a pedagogy workshop, […]
As many of you know, Amaranth is the literary magazine published by the English Department and released annually each spring of the academic year. Our goal is to promote the literary arts on and around campus and to highlight the talent and range of Lehigh students. Because Lehigh is primarily recognized as an elite, research university whose main focus is engineering, many in the college community might not realize our intense commitment to the literary […]
March comes in like a lion this year, with three exciting and important department events within the next week and a half. First up is the visit from Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess. His book talk will be on Wednesday, March 2, at 4:10 pm in Linderman Library 200, with a special lunch with graduate students beforehand, at noon in the Humanities Center.
Welcome back to our snow-covered campus and the official start of Spring 2016! Every month Laura and I will be highlighting some of the lectures, meetings, and opportunities happening on campus. So break out your calendars and mark the dates for these upcoming campus events:
During the fall semester of 2013, critical theorist Gayatri Spivak visited Lehigh University as part of our Humanities Center’s “Home” lecture series. Of course, when such a renowned scholar as Dr. Spivak is scheduled to visit, rumors will abound. Whispers of “She’s very tall”, “She doesn’t eat bagels”, “She doesn’t take questions”, and “She has excellent fashion sense” circulated, as department members read her work in class, in reading groups, and in the library alone […]
October is National Arts and Humanities Month: a time to experience, celebrate, and promote the important roles that the arts and humanities play in our lives. The perfect time, in fact, to talk about . . . posthumanism? Of course! Posthumanist inquiry, and its closely-related scholarly cousin animal studies, posit that humanism has long sustained at best an ignorance of and at worst a deliberate violence against non-human others, and they seek to reorient this […]