Professor Moira Inghilleri will spend two weeks in March at the University of Graz in Austria as a Fulbright Specialist in Migration.
Petr Pavlensky, artist and activist, is in the vanguard of forging social change in Russia. Through an array of courageous performances, he acts as society's conscience in the face of an increasingly totalitarian state. From lying naked in a coil of barbed wire, to nailing his scrotum to the floor of Red Square, his acts of defiance aim to spark debate and catalyze reform. A part of Umass Annual Symposium, this documentary follows his mission to challenge the state.
Dr. Crystal Webster has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She will be teaching African American history, early American history, and American studies. Dr. Webster defended her dissertation entitled, "Beyond the Boundaries of Childhood: Northern African American Children's Cultural and Political Resistance, 1780-1861" in September, 2017.
Color in Containment examines the use of color within a group of works to ask a difficult question: can color be controlled? Should it be? The exhibition, including pieces by Patrick Hughes, Andy Warhol, and Pipilotti Rist, among others, imagines vibrant works of art from the UMCA permanent collection as specimens under glass, inviting viewers to make their own discoveries about the necessity or futility of containing color.
Afro-Am Academic Worshop Series
with Ernest Allen, Emeritus Professor
The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies presents:
A BOOK PARTY & SIGNING with
Dr. Christopher M. Tinson (Ph.D., 2010)
Radical Intellect: Liberator Magazing and Black Activism in the 1960s
Tuesday, March 20th at 6:30 p.m.
Main Lobby, New Africa House
180 Infimary Way, UMass Amherst
Music and refreshments!
James Kugel presents the 2018 Robert and Pamela Jacobs Distinguished Lecture, entitled "In the Garden of Eden: Ancient Biblical Inerpreters and Contemporary Literary Theory."
Registration and payment for the TCF testing session of Saturday, April 28th are due April 1st.
Lecturer of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, UT Austin
The Comparative Literature Program is proud to announce an author's talk with Reif Larsen at 7:30PM on April 12th at Amherst Books. The topic of Larsen's talk will be, "Book to Film, Book to Book: On adaptation and intercultual translation".