Humanities Forum

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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Charisma in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 p.m. Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery Raphael Falco, 2012-13 Lipitz Professor and Professor of English “Charisma in the Age of Digital Reproduction” Humanities Forum Sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences with support from the Dresher Center for the Humanities Charismatic authority, the most fluid form of leadership, …

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Disability, Justice, and the Future of the Humanities

Monday, October 15, 7:00 p.m. Proscenium Theater, Performing Arts and Humanities Building Michael Berubé, President, Modern Language Association “Disability, Justice, and the Future of the  Humanities” Humanities Forum Co-Sponsored with the Department of English This talk will discuss how the disciplines of the humanities create and challenge our definitions of the human– an ancient question, …

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