Colloquium Series Fall 1999
Levis Faculty Center 8:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

13 September

Kwaku Larbi Korang

English: "Locating the West's Other in a Coeval Anthropology: How to Read the Postcolonial African Literary Subject/Object"

 

 

Respondents:

Ania Loomba English
Paul Zeleza Center for African Studies

 

 

Background Reading:

Anthony Appiah, In My Father's House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture (selections)
G. W. F. Hegel, The Philosophy of History (selections)
V. Y. Mudimbe, The Invention of Africa (selections)

 

 

 

 

 

11 October

Toby Miller

Cinema Studies, New York University: "Forget the Culture Wars, They Never Mattered Anyway: The Decline of the NEA"

 

 

 

 

 

Respondents:

Michael Bérubé English
Maarten Van de Guchte Director (former), Krannert Art Museum

 

 

Background Reading:

Tony Bennett, Culture, A Reformer's Science (selections)
Gary Larsen, American Canvas
George Yudice, "For a Practical Aesthetics"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 November

Matti Bunzl 

Anthropology: "Muscular Jewry at the End of the Millenium: Vienna's Jewish Sports Movement and the Reimagination of the Eastern Jew"

 

 

Respondents:

Cheryl Cole Kinesiology
Adam Sutcliffe History

 

 

Background Reading:

Stephen Aschheim, Brothers and Strangers: The East European Jew in German and German Jewish Consciousness (selections)
Y. Michael Bodemann, "A Reemergence of German Jewry?"
John Hoberman, "Otto Weininger and the Critique of Jewish Masculinity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 December

Daniel Thomas Cook

Leisure Studies and Sociology: "Born to Shop: How Markets Make Persons in the Consumer Culture of Childhood"

 

 

Respondents:

Norman Denzin Communications Research
Sonya Michel History and Women's Studies

 

 

Background Reading:

Igor Kopytoff, "The Cultural Biography of Things"
Ellen Seiter, Sold Separately: Parents and Children in Consumer Culture (selections)
Viviana Zelizer, Pricing the Priceless Child (selections)