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Humanities Week

When: Oct. 17-21 2011

A series of free lectures on a wide range of topics take place this week. Visit, or call 626-4319 for more information. Monday, Oct. 17: at 3:30 p.m., "Conservative Evangelicals in American Politics" by Karen Seat; at 5 p.m., "A Guide to Getting Lost in the Labyrinths" by Ander Monson; and at 6:30 p.m., "Thomas Mullen's 'The Last Town on Earth' as a Post-9/11 Historical Novel" by Jerrold Hogle. Tuesday, Oct. 18: at 3:45 p.m., "The Language We Dance In: Story, Social Meaning and Identity in Africa" by Praise Zenenga; at 5 p.m., "A Good Plan Gone Bad: Unintended Consequences of Urban Planning in Madrid" by Malcolm Compitello; and at 6:30 p.m., "The Marketability of Marlene Dietrich in Post-Wall Germany" by Barbara Kosta. Wednesday, Oct. 19: at 3:45 p.m., "Not Just a Pretty Face: Helen of Sparta and Egypt, Not Troy" by Bella Vivante; and at 5:15 p.m., "Poetry and Music: A Reading by the German Writer, Thomas Kunst," readings in German with English translations. Thursday, Oct. 20: at 7 p.m., readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz. Friday, Oct. 21: at 3 p.m., "Hemingway's 'A Clean, Well-lighted Place' and the Modernist Movement" by Charles Scruggs; at 4:30 p.m., "Islam and the French Republic: The Affair of the Muslim Headscarf (1989-2004)" by Carine Bourget; and at 7 p.m., "Russian Fantasia: Folklore, Farce, Fairy Tales in Readings and Music" by representatives of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies.


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