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2020-21 Events

Fall 2020 Schedule

  • Michael Zimmer
    Department of Computer Science
    "Data Ethics During a Pandemic"
    Thursday, September 17, 5 p.m.   
  • Tosin Gbogi
    Department of English
    "In the Belly of the Earth: Place and Displacement in Modern Nigerian Poetry"
    Wednesday, October 7, 4 p.m.
  • Jennifer Finn
    Department of History
    "The Hoplite Enigma: Ancient Persian War Strategy and Its Failures"
    Thursday, November 12, 4 p.m.

Spring 2021 Schedule

  • Jesse Cheng
    Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
    "Advocacy within Violence and Vulnerability"
    Monday, February 8, 4 p.m.  
  • Robert Smith, Theresa Tobin, Darren Wheelock, and Marisola Xhelili Ciaccio
    Departments of History, Philosophy, & Social and Cultural Sciences
    "The Education Preparedness Program: Reimagining the University's Role in Decarceration"
    Wednesday, March 3, 4 p.m.
  • Heather Hathaway
    Department of English & Program in Africana Studies
    "Japanese American Writing during Incarceration"        
    Monday, April 19, 4 p.m.

2019-20 Events

Fall 2019 Schedule

  • Elizaveta Strakhov
    Department of English
    “Canonizing Chaucer in the Hundred Years War"
    Wednesday, September 18, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Stephanie Rivera Berruz
    Department of Philosophy
    “Writing Belonging: An Antillean Conversation Between Luisa Capetillo and Ofelia Rodríguez Acosta”
    Thursday, November 7, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Conor Kelly
    Department of Theology
    “The Fullness of Free Time: Leisure and Recreation in the Moral Life”
    Wednesday, December 4, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105

 Spring 2020 Schedule

  • Sarah Gendron
    Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
    "Learning, Inc.: Big Business and Education in the United States"
    Thursday, January 30, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Angela Sorby
    Department of English
    "Vikings in Nineteenth-Century American Poetry: Whiteness, Archaeology, and the Deep Past"
    Wednesday, February 26, 5 p.m. (*Please note new time.*)
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Jennifer Finn
    Department of History
    "The Hoplite Enigma: Ancient Persian War Strategy and Its Failures"
    [Thursday, March 26, 5 p.m.]   **Postponed**
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Michael Zimmer
    Department of Computer Science
    [Thursday, April 23, 5 p.m.]   **Postponed**
    Marquette Hall 105

2018-19 Events

Fall 2018 Schedule

  • Timothy McMahon
    Department of History, Marquette University
    “Shifting Visions of Union: The Borders of What is Past, Passing, and to Come”
    Thursday, September 20, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Sarah Wadsworth
    Department of English, Marquette University
    “Growing Up and Growing Old in an Awkward Age”
    Wednesday, October 31, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Michael McCarthy
    Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University
    “The Master’s Tools: Finance against Capital”
    Tuesday, November 27, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105

Spring 2019 Schedule

  • Jeffrey Coleman
    Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Marquette University
    “The Necropolitical Theatre: Race and Immigration on the Contemporary Spanish Stage”
    Thursday, February 14, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Jessica Wolfendale
    Department of Philosophy, Marquette University
    “The Ethics of Torture”
    Thursday, February 28, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Deirdre Dempsey
    Department of Theology, Marquette University
    “Ibn at-Tayyib and his Commentary on Genesis
    Wednesday, April 3, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Cedric Burrows
    Department of English, Marquette University
    “Rhetorical Crossover, R&B Music, and Dinah Washington”
    Wednesday, April 24, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105

2017-18 Events

Fall 2017 Schedule

  • Tara Daly
    Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
    “Aymara Futurism in Bolivia: Freddy Mamani’s Architecture and Alison Spedding’s Science Fiction”
    Tuesday, October 17, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Corinne Bloch-Mullins 
    Department of Philosophy & Program in Cognitive Science 
    “Getting Real about Similarity: A Theory of Categorization for the Pluralist Realist”
    Thursday, November 9, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Ainehi Edoro 
    Department of English
    “The Work of Pleasure”
    Wednesday, November 29, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105

Spring 2018 Schedule

  • Bryan Rindfleisch, Department of History
    “’My Land is My Flesh’: Silver Bluff, the Creek Indians, and the Transformation of Colonized Space in Early America, 1700-1800”
    **Wednesday, February 7, 5 p.m.**
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Mark Berlin 
    Department of Political Science
    “The Role of Technocratic Legal Experts in the Global Spread of National Criminal Laws against Human Rights Atrocities”
    Wednesday, February 28, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Michael Cover
    Department of Theology
    “The Divine Comedy at Corinth: Paul, Menander, and the Rhetoric of Resurrection”
    Thursday, March 22, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Jennifer Vanderheyden
    Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
    “Julia Kristeva and Denis Diderot’s ‘Excursion into the Heart of Belief'”
    Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m.
    Cudahy 128

2016-17 Events

Fall 2016 Schedule

  • Amelia Zurcher
    Department of English and Honors Program, Marquette University
    “Gender and Nation in Intellectual-Affective Networks in the Seventeenth Century:
    The Case of the Irish-English Boyle Siblings”
    Wednesday, September 21, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Ericka Tucker
    Department of Philosophy, Marquette University
    “Spinoza’s Biconditionals; Reducing Good, Right, Freedom and Virtue to Degrees of Power”
    Thursday, October 27, 5 p.m.
  • Gordon Hutner
    Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    “The World of Scholarly Publishing”
    Thursday, November 17, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105

Spring 2017 Schedule

  • Kristen Foster
    Department of History, Marquette University
    “Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Ball of Liberty’: Some Thoughts on How
    the Haitian Revolution Changed the Course of American Equality”
    Thursday, January 26, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Dawn Scher Thomae
    Curator of Collections, Milwaukee Public Museum
    “Bending Gender: From Joan of Arc to Hua Mulan (and Beyond)”
    Wednesday, February 15, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Heather Hlavka and Sameena Mulla
    Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University
    “Trace/Body/Voice:  Cultural Narratives of Sexual Assault Prosecution in the Post-Forensic U.S.”
    Wednesday, March 1, 5 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Melissa Range
    Department of English, Lawrence University
    “Scriptorium: A Poetry Reading”
    Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 p.m.
    Haggerty Art Museum

2015-16 Events

Fall 2015 Schedule

  • Sarah Wadsworth
    Department of English, Marquette University
    “The Mysterious History of the First American Novel; or, The Clue in the Diary”
    Thursday, September 24, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Amy Blair, Department of English, Marquette University, and
    Ruby Thompson ’16, Writing-Intensive English Major, Marquette
    “Tasting and Testing Books: Reading Advice in Good Housekeeping Magazine”
    Wednesday, October 28, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Janie Kim
    Marquette University Law School
    “Racial Emotions and the Feeling of Equality”
    Thursday, November 19, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105

Spring 2016 Schedule

  • Eugenia Afinoguénova,
    Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Marquette University
    “Mapping the Written Worlds”
    Thursday, February 11, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Ryan Hanley, Department of Political Science, Marquette University; 
    Anthony Lanz, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Marquette University;
    Darren Nah ’15, Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, Yale University
    “The Experience and Significance of the Kantian Dinner Party”
    Thursday, March 3, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105
  • Jason Puskar
    Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    “Machine Interiority: Toys, Buttons, Subjects”
    Thursday, April 7, 4 p.m.
    Marquette Hall 105