Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – Prof. Christopher Swift presents The Cantinas de Santa Maria: Illuminating a History of Performance in 13th-Century Seville and Toledo

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2016

[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 1 – 2 pm

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Location: A631

 

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Christopher Swift discusses evidence of performance in the four extant manuscripts of the Songs of Holy Mary by King Alfonso X “El Sabio”. Although this talk will not definitively settle the academic debate about staging of the songs during Alfonso’s reign, Dr. Swift presents abundant visual and textual evidence in the manuscripts that confirms a vibrant tradition of devotional singing, dancing, and praise, of which the Cantinas de Santa Maria could only have been a part.

 

I’m sure it will be an exciting event!

Everyone invited to attend!

Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – The Golden Venture Paper Sculptures at the Museum of Chinese in America

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue: A631
[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Housed in New York City’s Museum of Chinese in America is the Fly to Freedom collection of paper sculptures created by detainees of the Golden Venture, a freighter used to smuggle undocumented immigrants into the U.S. On June 6, 1993, the ship ran aground off the Rockaways and 300 migrants were detained by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. To help pass the time as they sought political asylum, many produced paper sculptures of ships, fruit, and eagles, which their advocates called “freedom birds.” This American symbol of freedom and individuality was a contrast to the persona non grata status of the detainees caught in an escalation of anti-immigration policies. This talk examines issues of cultural and artistic transmission; the communal and individual agency of the disenfranchised; and the importance of gift giving among this group.

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Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – Becoming American: Constructing Mexican Immigrants in Local Newspapers

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Place: A631
[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 1 pm

This study critically investigates how new articles published in WA represent Mexican immigrants. The findings reveal that local news media construct Mexican immigrants as the racial “Other” through dialectical articulation and assimilationist rhetoric. Key implications for future research will be offered at the end for continued exploration of media representation of immigrants.

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Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – Prof. Michael McAuliffe presents The Poetics of the Private Collection: Delectare et Docere the Janos Scholz Italian Drawings Study Collection

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Place: A631
[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2015

[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 1 – 2 pm

Prof. Michael McAuliffe presents The Poetics of the Private Collection: Delectare et Docere the Janos Scholz Italian Drawings Study Collection.

This talk presents the Italian old master drawings collection of the Hungarian cellist Janos Scholz (1904−1993) at the Morgan Library and Museum. Issues of connoisseurship, comparative aesthetics, cultural identity, and the role of the private collector are discussed.

Refreshments served. Faculty, staff, and students welcome.

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Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – Classical Guitar Recital by Michael Cedric Smith

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Place: A631
[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 1 pm – 2 pm

Michael Cedric Smith will present a recital of classical guitar music including excerpts from Bach’s “Cello Suite no. 1” arranged for the guitar; “Introduction and Caprice” by Julio Regondi; and Venezuelan Waltzes by Antonio Lauro.

Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ (a Poem): Verbalizing the Ineffable

Place: A631
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 1 pm

As Dr. Granados writes “This talk will discuss an allegorical poem by Spanish Renaissance author and mystic San Juan de la Cruz (1542-1591). I will explain the literary devices used by the poet to communicate his otherwise ineffable mystical experience. ‘Noche oscura’ describes the poet’s interior journey in search of God, who dwells in the center of the soul. The poem is about love, not human love, but divine love.”

Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works – Prof. Denise Scannell presents Consultation and Coordination with Tribal Governments: The Value of Intercultural Communication in Environmental Policy Making

Place: A631
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1 pm – 2 pm

Prof. Scannell presents “Consultation and Coordination with Tribal Governments: The Value of Intercultural Communication in Environmental Policy Making”

Refreshments served. Faculty, staff, and students welcome.

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