USF College of Arts and Sciences
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Monday, Apr. 21
CWY 109 (Military Sciences Building)
6:00pm, reception to follow
Paradigm Lost: A Late Glacial Colonization of the Americas with Bruce Bradley
Bruce Bradley, a visiting scholar from the University of Exeter, will talk on “Paradigm Lost: A Late Glacial Colonization of the Americas.” He presents “evidence that even before ancient Siberians, the Americas were explored by Ice Age Palaeolithic people from southwestern Europe. The evidence is archaeological, ecological, oceanographic, ethnological and genetic. The idea has been considered heretical in the scientific community, but this work challenges the deeply-held beliefs of academics and the public to visualize a new paradigm of how human beings came to settle the last empty land masses on the planet.”
Friday, Apr. 25
TECO Room (Education Building, 1st floor)
5:00pm Refreshments, 6:00pm Reading
Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson Poetry Reading. Co-editors of Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry.
Jay Hopler was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico is 1970 and is a successful American poet. He gained his education with New York University (B.A. in English and American Literature), The John Hopkins University Writing Seminars (M.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry), The Iowa Writers’ Workshop (M.F.A. Creative Writing/Poetry), and Purdue University (Ph.D. in American Studies). His number of poems, essays, and translations has been covered in the American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and SLATE. His book of poems, Green Squall was chosen the winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 2005 and also the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in 2007. Other esteemed recognition includes the 2007 National Best Books Award from USA Book News, 2006 Florida Book Award, and a 2006 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award. His most recent book, Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry, was edited along with Kimberly Johnson. He an Associate Professor of English at the University of a South Florida.
Kimberly Johnson is a poet, translator, and literary critic who works includes a collection of poetry, Leviathan with a Hook, A Metaphorical God, and the forthcoming, Uncommon Prayer. Her scholarly essays, poems, and translations have all appeared in The New Yorker, SLATE, The Iowa Review, Milton Quarterly, and Modern Philosophy. Johnson holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. She also is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Arts Council, and the Mellon Foundation. She is co-editor with Jay Hopler on the book, Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Humanities Institute Lectures Now Online!
Thanks to technical support from the USF College of Arts and Sciences, select Humanities Institute lectures will now be made available online.
Dr. Caryl Phillips: The Burdensome Expectations of the Colonial Migrant
Dr. Jonathan Gayles: Fascination and Fear: American Popular Culture and the Black Masculine Fetish
Dr. Eugenie Scott: Florida's "Critical Thinking" Bills: Creationism du jour?
Pam Iorio: How an Education in the Humanities Prepares Future Leaders
Brain(s) Matter: Zombies in Contemporary Culture