Pitt English Department E-News - August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014


In this Issue:




Our Undergraduate Placement Committee under the able leadership of Pam O'Brien have developed a very useful (and smart-looking!) brochure.  I know that many of you offer your own students guidance concerning careers and graduate/professional study.  Please encourage them to stop by the Advising Center to pick "Your Future: An Undergraduate Timeline to Planning Careers."


Jeff Aziz

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Lecture by Colin MacCabe, “Raymond Williams’s Keywords: An Introduction”


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Humanities Center Events


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Lecture: Arif Dirlik, "Crisis and Criticism: The Predicament of Global Modernity"

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, 12:30 p.m. 
Colloquium: Arif Dirlik, "The People's Republic of China in the Perspective of Global Modernity." With responses by Paul Bové (English), Nancy Condee (Global Studies), and Michael Goodhart (Political Science).

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Magali Armillas-Tiseyra (Early Career Fellow, U of Mississippi), "Fathers of the Fatherland: On Writing the Dictator"

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Ron Bush (Oxford), "How Great Poems Survive the Accidents of Their Creation." With responses by Dan Balderston (Hispanic) and James Knapp (Senior Associate Dean, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences)

Visit of Short-Term Fellow Nancy Struever (Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
Lecture: "Philosophical Revisionism and the Evidence of Art"

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Colloquium: "Collingwood, Modernizing Vico." With responses by Don Bialostosky (English) and Chris Nygren (History of Art and Architecture).

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Michael Bérubé Lecture at Duquesne, Sept. 12


Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Pennsylvania State University and former president of the Modern Language Association, will speak on “Disability as Motive” on Friday, Sept. 12, at 3pm in College Hall 105 on the Duquesne University campus. Admission is free. A noted public intellectual, Bérubé has written extensively on the place of liberal education in American society, on cultural studies, and on disability. Among his books are Life as We Know It: A Father, A Family, and An Exceptional Child and What’s Liberal about the Liberal Arts? Classroom Politics and ‘Bias’ in Higher Education.


The Department of English and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University are sponsoring Prof. Bérubé’s talk. For more information, call 412-396-6420.

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