Letters Archive

Fall 2004, Vol. 12, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms: An Interview with Holly McCammon and Cecelia Tichi
  • 2004/2005 Warren Center Fellows Strategic Actions: Women, Power, and Gender Norms
  • Don Quixote: An Anniversary Celebration
  • 2004/2005 Warren Center Seminars
  • Joe Klein to Present Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture
  • Artist Ana Flores to Install Exhibit at Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” Eastern Regional Summer Institute for Teachers
  • Rethinking Inequalities and Differences in Medicine
  • 2004 Summer Graduate Student Fellows

  • 2004/2005 Warren Center Seminars

    Following is a list of seminars and reading groups that will be hosted by the Warren Center in the fall semester. Due to publication deadlines for Letters, this list may not be up-to-date; please check with the Warren Center or check our website for a full listing of Warren Center seminars.

    American and Southern Studies Friday Lunch Bunch. Faculty with an interest in American and Southern Studies gather monthly to lunch, enjoy each other’s company, and discuss work-in-progress by a member of the group or professional issues crucial to the field. Seminar coordinator: Michael Kreyling (English, Interim Director, Program in American and Southern Studies).

    Ancient and Medieval Studies Seminar. The purpose of the group is to foster interdisciplinary study of the time periods embraced in its title, which means not only history but language and literature, chiefly, though not exclusively, in Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. The main focus will be on faculty and graduate student research. Seminar coordinators: Bill Caferro (history) and Tom McGinn (classical studies).

    Circum-Atlantic Studies Group. Now in its fourth year, this group meets monthly and reads and treats works-in-progress authored by participants. Participants’ scholarship should be interdisciplinary in nature, focus on at least two of the following regions—Africa, Europe, Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, and North America—and treat some aspect of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonialism, and/or postcolonialism. Seminar coordinators Sean Goudie (English) and Jane Landers (history).

    Diversity Reading Group. This group will read current works that address a range of topics dealing with social and cultural diversity. Of special interest will be how to define diversity, and whether to see it as a neutral or already normative concept, and the practical and political issues faced by contemporary pluralist societies. Seminar coordinators: Lynn Clarke (communication studies), Diane Perpich (philosophy), and Brooke Ackerly (political science). Visiting speakers Carole Pateman (political science, UCLA) and Charles Mills (philosophy, University of Illinois, Chicago) will meet with the seminar in February, 2005.

    Medicine, Health, and Society. Workshop/Planning Group. This interdisciplinary seminar will meet monthly to discuss common concerns and hear talks by members and visiting speakers. Seminar coordinator: Matthew Ramsey (history).

    Traffic in Women: Antiquity to the Present. This seminar will examine the long history of traffic in women including those women captured in conquest, exchanged through marriage, and sold by family members for economic reasons. Seminar coordinators: Sara Eigen (German) and Lynn Ramey (French).

    Vanderbilt Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies. This is an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students with an interest in literature, history, music, art, and culture from 1400-1800. The group meets monthly to discuss ongoing research by a faculty member,
    a recent publication in the field, or the work of a visiting scholar. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend and contribute. Seminar coordinator: Leah Marcus (English).

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