JFSB courtyard in the winter

Winter 2020

All Colloquia will take place in JFSB 4010 at 3:00 PM unless otherwise specified. January 16 Francesca  Lawson (CAL), Steve Riep (ANEL), Mike Taylor (English), & Jim Toronto (ANEL) will lead the discussion Roundtable Discussion about the Humanities and Non-Western Religions January 23 Guide to the Classics: Dale Pratt Why Does Don Quixote Matter Today? …

JFSB courtyard in the fall

Fall 2019

All Colloquia will take place in JFSB 4010 at 3:00 PM unless otherwise specified. September 26 Greg Thompson (Spanish & Portuguese) How foreign are the Advanced Placement world language exams? The case of ethnicity, bilinguality, and heritage learner candidates October 3 Mary Eyring (English) On Fire: Colonial Ecology and Atlantic Sympathy October 10 Jesse Crisler …

Winter 2019

All Colloquia will take place in JFSB 4010 at 3:00 PM unless otherwise specified. ​​ January 17 Marlene Esplin, Rex Nielsen, & Jamin Rowan Scholarship & Activism Roundtable January 24 Rico Vitz (Azusa Pacific University) Mencius, Hume, and the Virtue of Humanity: A Comparative Analysis of Benevolent Moral Development January 31 Kirk Belnap (Asian & Near Eastern …

Fall 2018

The big symposium our Humanities Center hosted in September introduced a range of perspectives pertaining to the theme of vulnerability.  This follow-up event will attend primarily to what vulnerability means relative to our teaching practices, especially regarding the interplay of faith and intellect. Our guest, Bo Karen Lee (of the Princeton Theological Seminary), will give a brief …

JFSB fountain in the fall

Fall 2018

All Colloquia will take place in JFSB 4010 at 3:00pm unless otherwise specified. ​​ September 13 Marianne Hirsch (Columbia University) “Women Mobilizing Memory” October 4 Digital Humanities Roundtable Discussion   October 11 James Krause & Faith Blackhurst (Spanish & Portuguese) Moving Beyond Foreignization: Ángel Crespo’s Spanish Translation of Grande: sertão Veredas, by João Guimarães Rosa November …

JFSB arches in the spring

Spring 2018

​All Colloquia will take place in JFSB 4010 at 3:00pm unless otherwise specified. May 17 Roger Macfarlane (Comparative Arts & Letters) “Eurydices Deserve Better: Another Look at Adaptations of a Classical Myth” May 31 Sara Phenix (French & Italian) “Bodice Politic: Fashion, Fiction, and Physiology in Nineteenth-Century France”

Fall 2017

Romana Huk, Notre Dame University Title: “Sacrament as ars: Down-to-earth devotion in the poetry of David Jones (pursued through a reading of ‘ A, a, a Domine Deus’)” November 10, 2017 In this excerpt from a lengthy chapter on David Jones in her current book project, Romana Huk re-reads the implications of this major modernist’s “theopoetics” and raises …

JFSB with Y in the background

Winter 2018

All Colloquia will take place in JFSB 4010 at 3:00pm unless otherwise specified. ​ January 18 Brian Croxall (Digital Humanities)  “Test Tubes, Book Spines, and Broken Contracts” January 25 Julia Lupton (UC Irvine) “Trust in Theater: An Entry into Shakespeare’s Virtues” February 15 Janis Nuckolls (Linguistics) “The Role of Onomatopoeia in Renaissance English, Radical Protestantism, …