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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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Christopher Boyd Brown: Harmonious Monk

Humanities Forum / Music / MEMS (Medieval and Early Modern Studies) Colloquium Lecture “Harmonious Monk: Martin Luther and His Reformation through Music” Christopher Boyd Brown, Associate Professor of Church History, Boston University Wednesday, October 4, 7 – 9 p.m. Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Dr. Christopher Boyd Brown and UMBC’s Camerata and Collegium Musicum will present …

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The Islamicate Geographies of “The Female Wits” on the Early Modern English Stage

Medieval and Early Modern Studies and English Department Lecture Bernadette Andrea, Celia Jacobs Endowed Professor of British Literature at University of Texas, San Antonio “The Islamicate Geographies of ‘The Female Wits’ on the Early Modern English Stage” Tuesday, September 27, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  During the second half of the seventeenth century, …

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Poetry Reading: It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful

Humanities Forum Lia Purpura, writer-in-residence, English, UMBC Tuesday, March 1, 4 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful harkens back to an early affinity for proverbs and riddles and the proto-poetry found in those forms. Taking on epic subjects—time and memory, metamorphosis and indeterminacy, the complicated nature of beauty, wordless states …

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MEMS Colloquium Lecture: Shakespeare Anniversary 2016

Humanities Forum Frances Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, University of California, Davis, Davis and was recently presented with the University of California, Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement. ‘Some wine, ho!’ Shakespeare, Women, and the Story of English Wine Tuesday, March 29, 4 p.m. University Center Room 312 What did Shakespeare’s contemporaries drink and what did they …

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Brewing in Baltimore: An Alternative to Mainstream Media

Wednesday, April 8 | 12 – 1 p.m. Fern Shen, founder and editor, Baltimore Brew Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery  Fern Shen is a veteran journalist who worked at The Hartford Courant, The (Baltimore) Evening Sun and The Washington Post for 17 years. In 2009 — with mainstream media here and across the country suddenly cutting back, laying off and shutting down — she struck …

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Mary Hocks: “‘More Cowbell’: Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric”

Interdisciplinary Thursday, April 23 | 4:00 p.m. Mary Hocks: “‘More Cowbell’: Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric” 216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building Mary Hocks, Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, will speak on “‘More Cowbell’: Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric.” Dr. Hocks teaches in the undergraduate …

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Anders Winroth: The Glory of the Viking Ship

Interdisciplinary Thursday, February 26 | 4:00 p.m. Anders Winroth: The Glory of the Viking Ship Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery The Medieval & Early Modern Studies Minor presents an Annual Colloquium on Thursday, February 26, featuring Dr. Anders Winroth of Yale University’s Department of History. Dr. Winroth will speak on “The Glory of the Viking Ship” …

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America’s Gilded Capital

Humanities Forum Tuesday, October 7 | 4:00 p.m. Mark Leibovich, Chief National Correspondent, New York Times Magazine  Performing Arts and Humanities Building Theatre  Washington, D.C.—This Town—might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media and big vanity. There are …

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Revel in Variety: Shakespeare Sonnets Recited in More Than 30 Languages

English, Theatre Wednesday, April 23 | 3:45 p.m. Revel in Variety: A Performance Featuring Shakespeare Sonnets Recited in More Than 30 Languages 310 University Center Presented by the Dresher Center for the Humanities in collaboration with UMBC’s Departments of Theatre and English, and the Office of Undergraduate Education. In celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, Revel in Variety features performances by UMBC’s faculty, staff …

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