A panel discussion with sports writer John U. Bacon, U-M professor and author of Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football, Dave Barrett, composer and lyricist of the NCAA Final Four anthem “One Shining Moment", John Pasquale, director, Michigan Marching Band, Madison Ristovski - U-M women’s basketball, Mark Clague, professor of musicology, School of Music, Theater, and Dance, moderates the discussion. The panel discusses our national anthem and the role of music at athletic events.
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Former Bentley Historical Library archivist Frank Boles lectures on the special collections held at the Clarke Historical Library as well as his experience during the Clarke's 1999 expansion and renovation project. Boles is currently the director of Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library.
Assistant Professor of Communications Studies Muzammil Hussain addresses "Potential Benefits and Adverse Effects of Mediated Social Capital" and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Renee Hoste speaks about "Treatment of Eating Disorders".
Clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst Joshua Ehrlich explores why parents and children tend to drift apart in the aftermath of divorce and offers concrete suggestions for how parents can initiate meaningful conversations with their children so they can stay connected as they navigate the many challenges of divorce.
As part of IRWG's 20th anniversary celebration, LGQRI commemorates the 30th anniversary of the publication of Gayle Rubin's essay "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality." In a half-day symposium, six scholars address how Professor Rubin's piece has been generative in LGBTQ and sexuality studies, the essay's impact across the disciplines, and adaptations to new topics and concerns in the present and future.
Gayle Rubin - Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan
Mark Jordan - Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School Heather Love
R. Jean Brownlee - Term Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
Carole S. Vance - Department of Anthropology, Columbia University
Tavia Nyong'o - Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
Rostom Mesli, Sylvia "Duffy" Engle - Graduate Student Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan
This lecture examines French propaganda posters from World War I, an important but overlooked corpus of images. Unlike the situation in other countries, where governments initiated the production of posters, the appearance of posters in France in support of the war effort was largely the initiative of the artists who created them. In her lecture, Professor Le Men explores the shared motivations of this group and the iconography of the posters they created.
Robert Hass’s books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems, Time and Materials, Sun Under Wood: New Poems, Human Wishes, Praise, and Field Guide. He has co-translated several volumes of poetry with Czeslaw Milosz. He is a former MacArthur Fellow, US Poet Laureate, Pulitzer-Prize winner, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and National Book Award winner.
Brenda Hillman is the author of nine books of poetry including Practical Water, Bright Existence, Cascadia, and Loose Sugar. She has received many awards for her work including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, as well as a Pushcart Prize and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award. She holds the Olivia Filippi Chair in Poetry at St. Mary’s College, in Moraga, California. Both poets are active in the Ecopoetry movement which searches for ways to use language to better appreciate/understand the interconnectedness of human, animal, mind, matter and nature. Language not as an object but as a motion.
This talk examines the lesser-known work and legacy of Dennis Gabor. Gabor was a physicist famous for inventing holography. But he also applied quantum theory to sound, and in so doing offered an important corrective to prevailing interpretations of wave theories of sound derived from Joseph Fourier’s work. To prove his point, Gabor built a device called the “kinematic frequency compressor,” which could time-stretch or pitch-shift audio independently of the other operation, a feat previously considered impossible in the analog domain. After considering the machine, Professor Jonathan Sterne (McGill University) traces its technical and cultural descendants in advertising, cinema, avant-garde music, and today in the world’s most popular audio software, Ableton Live. Bio: Jonathan Sterne is Professor and James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. He is author of MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Duke 2012), The Audible Past: Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction (Duke, 2003); and numerous articles on media, technologies and the politics of culture. He is also editor of The Sound Studies Reader (Routledge, 2012). His new projects consider instruments and instrumentalities; histories of signal processing; and the intersections of disability, technology and perception. Visit his website.
Award-winning investigative journalist Michael Blanding told the true-life story of map-dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley III in his book The Map Thief. Blanding talks about Smiley's thefts and the rare maps that were stolen. Smiley stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps from rare-book libraries around the country. While U-M's Clements Library wasn't one of Smiley's targets, many other reputable and well-established libraries were.
Jim Ottaviani, librarian and author of non-fiction graphic novels, most recently Primates, interviews noted comics creator and Associate Professor Phoebe Gloeckner about her work in comics and the role of comics in personal artistic expression and in society. Phoebe's comic works, in the form of short stories published in a variety of underground anthologies, including Wimmen's Comix, Weirdo, Young Lust and Twisted Sisters, was sporadic and rarely seen until the 1998 release of the collection A Child's Life and Other Stories. This was followed by her 2002 novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which revisited the troubled life of the young character previously featured in some of her comics, this time in an unusual combination of prose, illustration, and short comics scenes. Her novel and many of her short stories are semi-autobiographical, a frequent cause of comment due to their depiction of sex, drug use, and childhood traumas; however, Gloeckner has stated that she regards them as fiction. Sexual content led to A Child's Life being banned from the public library in Stockton, California after it was checked out by an 11-year-old reader; the mayor of Stockton called the book "a how-to book for pedophiles.