Humanities

Anthony Moll: Out of Step CANCELED

With regret, this event has been canceled. All on-campus events at UMBC between March 12 through April 6 are also canceled due to COVID-19 health and wellness precautions implemented by the university. Please check back for updates regarding events scheduled beyond April 6. The English Department Reading Series will be hosting Anthony Moll, a Baltimore-based writer and …

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Bassey Ikpi

The 2019–2020 Department of English Reading Series presents Bassey Ikpi, an American-Nigerian writer, mental health advocate, and performing poet who recently published a collection of essays, I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying. From her early childhood in Nigeria through her adolescence in Oklahoma, Bassey Ikpi lived with a tumult of emotions, cycling between extreme euphoria …

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Forgetting Lyric: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and American Sentiment

Humanities Forgetting Lyric: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and American Sentiment Virginia Jackson, University of California, Irvine Wednesday, April 17, 4 p.m. 216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building The Eminent Scholar Mentoring Program of the Faculty Development Center and the Department of English present a lecture by Virginia Jackson. The history of American poetics is a …

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Black Music and Social Protest

Interdisciplinary Guthrie P. Ramsey: “Black Music and Social Protest: From Du Bois’ Souls to Kendrick Lamar” Thursday, April 12, 4 p.m. Music Box (151 Performing Art and Humanities Building) UMBC’s Department of English presents a talk by Dr. Guthrie P. Ramsey, “Black Music and Social Protest: From Du Bois’ Souls to Kendrick Lamar,” discussing the ways that African-American …

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Paul Bloom: “Against Empathy”

Social Sciences Forum Paul Bloom, Brooks & Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology & Cognitive Science, Yale University “Against Empathy” Thursday, April 12, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Bloom will discuss how more empathy is not what we need but in fact, makes us worse. Drawing from research in areas of psychopathy, criminal behavior, charitable …

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Susan R. Grayzel: The Changing Face of Modern War

Humanities Forum — Webb Lecture The Changing Face of Modern War: Chemical Weapons and Civilian Bodies in the Aftermath of WWI Susan R. Grayzel, Professor of History, Utah State University Wednesday, October 18, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Lethal chemical warfare entered the modern era in 1915. Though denounced as horrific, all …

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