Spring 2011, Vol. 19, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
The Object of Study: Theory, Interdisciplinarity, and the State of the Humanities
The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is hosting a conference on “The Object of Study: Theory, Interdisciplinarity, and the State of the Humanities” on March 18 and 19, 2011. The conference sessions will feature speakers from different disciplines addressing their views of the current state of theory within their disciplines and in general. Each session will also include Vanderbilt faculty members as moderators and as respondents. Visiting speakers for the conference are David Gies (University of Virginia), David Theo Goldberg (University of California, Irvine), and Valerie Traub (University of Michigan).
The conference sessions will take place in the auditorium of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. The conference schedule follows.
Friday, March 18
Carolyn M. Dever, Dean, College of Arts and Science and Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies
Edward H. Friedman, Chancellor’s Professor of Spanish, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Director, Warren Center
2:00 SESSION ONE
Mark Schoenfield, Professor and Chair of English
Valerie Traub, Professor of English and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
The New Unhistoricism (and Early Modern Futures)
Ellen Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B.
Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology and Director, Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality; Interim Chair, Department of Religious Studies
3:30 SESSION TWO
John Sloop, Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Communication Studies
David Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia
The State of the Arte: Hispanism and Literary Theory
William Luis, Chancellor’s Professor of Spanish
A reception will follow the sessions.
Saturday, March 19
10:30 SESSION THREE
Barbara Hahn, Distinguished Professor of German
David Theo Goldberg, Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute; Professor of Comparative Literature and Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine
Living in a Critical Condition: Poor Theory and the Post-humanities
Dana Nelson, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English
Closing Comments and Questions
For more information, contact the Center's executive director, Mona C. Frederick.
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