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Schedule of Events

All Humanities Institute events are free and open to the public!

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  • Patel Center for Global Solutions(CGS) - Meter parking in Lot 23B
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Wednesday, Apr. 6
CWY 206
6:00pm, reception to follow

Bard Sell: Shakespeare's Adventures in Advertising , Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Advertising, it has been said, is the poetry of consumer capitalism. If that's the case, one of capitalist poetry's favorite and most enduring touchstones has been the works and person of William Shakespeare. "Bard Sell" will offer a short, entertaining history of Shakespeare's many cameo appearances in advertising from the nineteenth century to the present. Those appearances, Professor Lanier will argue, provide us with a composite portrait of changing attitudes toward Shakespeare in popular culture and raise interesting questions about Shakespeare's future prospects in an ever-more crowded mediasphere.


Tuesday, Apr. 12
TECO Room (College of Education)
6:00pm, reception to follow

Poetry Reading by Maurice Manning

Manning’s first book of poetry, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, was selected by W.S. Merwin for the 2001 Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has gone on to publish four additional books including A Companion for Owls: Being the Commonplace Book of D. Boone, Lone Hunter, Back Woodsman, &c. (2004), Bucolics (2007), The Common Man (2010), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, and The Gone and the Going Away (2013). Manning is faculty in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College and the Sewanee Writing Conference and is a professor of English at Transylvania University.

Thursday, Apr. 21
TECO Room (College of Education)
6:00pm, reception to follow

Poetry Reading by Tina Chang

Tina Chang was raised in New York City. She is the first female to be named Poet Laureate of Brooklyn and is the author of the collections of poetry Of Gods & Strangers (2011) and Half-Lit Houses (2004). She is also the co-editor of the W.W. Norton anthology Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (2008). She is the recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Academy of American Poets, Poets & Writers, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, and the Van Lier Foundation among others. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and she is also a member of the international writing faculty at the City University of Hong Kong.

Tuesday, Apr. 26
CWY 206
6:00pm, reception to follow

Poetry of Jihad with Zacharias Pieri








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