Colloquium & “Conversations”: John Durham Peters

Date(s) - 03/15/2018 - 03/16/2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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John Durham Peters, María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies at Yale University, will join the Humanities Center for two events in March.

Colloquium: Thursday, March 15 @ 3:00 PM in 4010 JFSB

On Thursday, March 15, Professor Peters will talk about the weather — seriously. He is undertaking a fascinating new project on weather media, addressing weather as an enduring mystery for human imagination and invention (“a project,” he tells us, “that is all environmental humanities, and part religious studies, part literary studies, part visual studies, part sound studies, and part STS [science, technology, and society]”). Refreshments will be served.

“Conversations”: Friday, March 16 @ 11:00 AM in 4010 JFSB

Then, Friday, March 16, John will discuss his thoughts on Mormon Studies. At the centerpiece of this discussion will be an essay about Joseph Smith and record-keeping he published in Critical Inquiry a little over a year ago. He has also published recently in Mormon Studies Review and The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism, so the discussion will proceed from John’s article to his reflections on the state of the field. Lunch will be served.


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