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Christoph Mayer, Eurovision Song Contest: A European Festival of Camp Culture

Christoph Mayer, Eurovision Song Contest: A European Festival of Camp Culture

Part of the University of Kentucky, College of Arts and Sciences' Year of Europe celebration.

In conjunction with:

Hispanic studies - hs.as.uky.edu Modern & Classical Languages, Literature & Cultures - mcl.as.uky.edu Jewish Studies - jewishstudies.as.uky.edu/ Musicology - finearts.uky.edu/music/

The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Richard Wolff

March 25th, Richard Wolff, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Visiting Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs, The New School. Lecture will be held in the Young Library Auditorium, William T. Young Library. Reception to follow at 5:30 p.m. in the Gaines Center Commonwealth House.

"Capitalism vs Democracy: Facing/Solving the Contradiction."

 

 

Year of Europe - Andy Merrifield: Europe's New Urban Question

On September 9, 2015 at the University of Kentucky, esteemed writer, social theorist, and urban geographer Andy Merrifield, professor at the University of Cambridge, presented the kickoff lecture for A Year of Europe. Merrifield has taught at the University of Southampton, Kings College, London and Clark University in Massachusetts. He also has been a visiting scholar to many American universities such as Johns Hopkins, University of California at Los Angeles, and the City University of New York. He is an author of nine books, and numerous articles, essays, and reviews, which have appeared in The Times, The Nation, New Left Review, Adbusters, and Harvard Design Magazine, among many others.

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The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Floya Anthias

 

 

"Transnational mobilities and translocational belongings: reflecting on identities and inequalities"

Floya Anthias Professor of Sociology University of East London

April 3, 2015 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences

 

 

The Committee on Social Theory Presents: William Nericcio

 

 

"Chicanosmosis and the Transnational Imaginary (Imaginary): 21st Century Mextasy in and Beyond the Ivory Tower"

Dr. William Nericcio Professor of English and Comparative Literature & Chicana/o Studies San Diego State University

April 24, 2015 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences

 

 

The Committee on Social Theory Presents: Margaret S. Archer

"'We believe' - but who are 'we'?" The Relational Subject versus the Plural Subject

Margaret S. Archer Centre d'Ontologie Sociale Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanna

December 12, 2014 University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences

 

 

Krippner Discusses 'The Crisis in Market Regulation'

Global financial markets to be discussed in Greta Krippner's lecture, “The Crisis in Market Regulation” Friday, Feb. 28.

Sociologist to Talk on 'Early Mortality, Stigma, & Social Suffering in Appalachia'

Matt Wray, a sociologist from Temple University, has been researching suicide across the United States. He will visit UK to give a talk called "Early Mortality, Stigma, & Social Suffering in Appalachia" March 27 in the UK Student Center Small Ballroom.

The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever

Dr. Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist and media ecologist at Kansas State University, will be giving a talk entitled "The End of Wonder in the Age of Whatever" presented by the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). Dr. Wesch regularly teaches large classes and was the 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 
 
He will be talking about creating a sense of "wonder" in the classroom and giving students the gift of "big questions." Professor Wesch's visit strives to inspire UK faculty and foster a dialogue on campus around topics such as teaching large classes and using new media and technologies in the classroom to nurture student curiosity and exploration as they pursue authentic and relevant questions. 
 

New media and technology present us with an overwhelming bounty of tools for connection, creativity, collaboration, and knowledge creation - a true "Age of Whatever" where anything seems possible. But any enthusiasm about these remarkable possibilities is immediately tempered by that other "Age of Whatever" - an age in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, tuned out, and alienated. Such problems are especially prevalent in education, where the Internet often enters our classrooms as a distraction device rather than a tool for learning.

What is needed more than ever is to inspire our students to wonder, to nurture their appetite for curiosity, exploration, and contemplation. It is our responsibility to help them attain an insatiable appetite and pursue big, authentic, and relevant questions so that they can harness and leverage the bounty of possibility, rediscover the "end" or purpose of wonder, and stave off the historical end of wonder.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
WT Young Auditorium
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Table, Map and Text: Writing in France circa 1600

Tom Conley is Lowell Professor in the Departments of Romance Languages and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Conley studies relations of space and writing in literature, cartography, and cinema. His work moves to and from early modern France and issues in theory and interpretation in visual media. In 2003, Dr. Conley won a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work in topography and literature in Renaissance France.

Date: 
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
Lexmark Room, Main Building
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