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Academics Rejoice!

Last night, our beloved Heyman Center for the Humanities released its events listing for Fall 2011. Nearly always the source of academic wet dreams, this semester’s series features Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek, as well as Columbia history extraordinaire Mark Mazower. Admission is free, open to the public, and first-come, first-served (unless noted). More information on the center’s website.

Here’s the lineup:

NIKOS ALIVIZATOS, MARK MAZOWER, & MICHALIS PSALIDOPOULOS
“The Greek Crisis: A Conversation”
Monday, 19 September, 7:30pm, 501 Schermerhorn Hall
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought

“THEORY-ART-ACTION: ON BINATIONALISM AND OTHER SPECTERS”
Three events presented by the School of the Arts and the Heyman Center for the Humanities

  • UDI ALONI (director)
    Screening of *Local Angel: Theological Political Fragments* (2002), Followed by Q&A with the director
    Friday, 7 October, 6:30pm
    511 Dodge Hall
  • UDI ALONI, ALAIN BADIOU, & SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK; Moderator: JAMES SCHAMUS
    Panel discussion on Aloni’s *What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters* (CU Press, 2011)
    Wednesday, 12 October, 7:00pm
    Miller Theatre
  • UDI ALONI (director)
    A performance of *While Waiting* presented by The Freedom Theatre, Jenin
    Monday, 17 October, 7:00pm
    Shapiro Theater, 605 West 115th Street
    RSVP required: arts@columbia.edu

SIDDHARTHA DEB
The Writing Lives Series: “The Beautiful and the Damned: Writing about the New India”
Interlocutor: GAURI VISWANATHAN; Chair: ADAM SHATZ
Thursday, 3 November, 6:15pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center

GREIL MARCUS & JOHN ROCKWELL
“Criticism in Action”
Thursday, 10 November, 6:15pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center

QUENTIN SKINNER
“SHAKESPEARE AND RHETORICAL INVENTION”—three lectures

  • “The Renaissance Theory of Rhetorical Invention”
    Monday, 14 November, 6:15pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center
  • “Shakespeare on Beginning to Speak”
    Tuesday, 15 November, 6:15pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center
  • “Shakespeare on Rhetorical Narratives and Proofs”
    Wednesday, 16 November, 6:15pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center

J.B. SCHNEEWIND, QUENTIN SKINNER, RICHARD SORABJI, & PAUL STROHM
“The Diversity of Conscience”
Thursday, 17 November, 6:15pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center

QUENTIN SKINNER & CHRISTOPHER RICKS
“Up for Interpretation: or, What Is this Thing That Hearsay Is Not?”
Friday, 18 November, 4:15pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Third Floor, Barnard Hall
Co-sponsored by Women Poets at Barnard

SUSAN HOWE
The Lionel Trilling Seminar: “The Spontaneous Particulars of Sound”
Thursday, 1 December, 6:15pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center

“The Athens Dialogues”—a day-long conference
Thursday, 8 December, 10:00am-6:00pm, Casa Italiana
Co-sponsored by the Onassis Foundation and the Program in Hellenic Studies

CEMIL AYDIN, DEBORAH COEN, JAMES DELBOURGO, MARWA ELSHAKRY, CATHY GERE, GEORGE SALIBA, STEVEN SHAPIN, PAMELA SMITH, GEERT SOMSEN, & OTHERS
“Golden Ages: Universal Histories and the Origins of Science”-a two-day conference
Friday and Saturday 9 and 10 December, 9:30am-6:00pm, Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center
Co-sponsored by Columbia University Seminars, Department of History, and Center for International History

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