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Select Humanities Institute Lectures Now Available Online!
Get caught up on some of the events you may have missed this semester or share one that you really loved with your students. Select lectures will now be available on YouTube
Dr. Inmaculada de Melo-Martin: The Ethics of Sex Selection
Dr. Henry Jenkins: Could This Be What Democracy Looks Like? Participatory Politics, Transmedia Mobilization, and the Civic Imagination.
Dr. Robert Westman: Copernicus and the Astrologers.
The Old Dark House: The Return of the Gothic from Vampira to Slenderman with Scott Poole
Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:00pm
In perfect time for Halloween, the Institute hosts Scott Poole, a historian who has built a career on exploring the “monstrous” in American culture. Poole, associate professor of history at the College of Charleston, is the author of seven books, the most recent being Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror, an unconventional historical biography that examines the life of dancer, actress and artist Maila Nurmi, who reinvented herself as the horror host/bondage goddess “Vampira” against the backdrop of the calls for conformity of the American 1950s. Poole will explore how what Julia Kristeva called “the powers of horror” found expression in film, folklore and fakelore from the 1950s to today, when global terror, a 24-hour news feed and digital monsters stalk America’s old dark house.
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Announcing our Fall 2014 Lineup!
This semester has something for everyone. We're hosting events on everything from Copernicus to American gothic horror; from the ethics of sex selection to urban gentrification. You can also read about our Fall 2014 Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Henry Jenkins who will be at USF starting September 22. See which USF faculty members won HI Summer Grants to support their research and who our Fall Homegrown Humanities scholars will be.
Download the Humanities Institute's Fall 2014 Newsletter for all the details.