Past Events

Photo of poet June Jordan taken by Lynda Koolish.
Photographs by Lynda Koolish
Exhibit
Monday, Apr 1, 2002 to Wednesday, May 22, 2002
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Photographer and literature scholar Lynda Koolish celebrates in her work the “passion, the ethical and creative genius” of the writers whose work she deeply admires. In describing her photographs, Koolish explains: “Despite the intensely personal quality of my work, it is, in its deepest sense, a collaboration. I try to listen with my eyes, pay profound attention to the self that someone else is revealing to me.”

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2002 | 4:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Sebastião Salgado, T.J. Clark (Art History), Orville Schell (Dean, Graduate School of Journalism), Nancy Sheperd-Hughes (Anthropology), Candace Slater (Spanish and Portuguese) and Michael Watts (Geography)

Photo of Sebastião Salgado.
“Migrations: Humanity in Transition”
Avenali Lecture
Monday, Feb 11, 2002 | 7:30 pm
Wheeler Auditorium
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United States

A member of Magnum Photos from 1979-1994, Sebastião Salgado is twice the recipient of the Infinity Award for Photojournalism from the International Center of Photography.

A highly textured black and white photograph of an old bottle over a black background.
Photographs, Photograms, & Sunprints by Susanna Hays
Exhibit
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2002 to Friday, Mar 15, 2002
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Susannah Hays uses photography to illuminate the complex structures of simple things—a leaf, a bottle, a shadow on the ground She brings to light delicate networks of line, hidden geometrical patterns, strange blind spots, and unexpected flashes of brilliance that can’t be seen with the naked eye, thereby connecting the realms of the mundane and the infinite. But Hays’ photographs also stage an inquiry into the nature of photography itself—its mutual dependence on light and darkness, optics and chemistry, science and art.

Photo taken by Brandes of a man carrying a huge round mass of dirt over his head.
Photographs by Stanley Brandes
Exhibit
Thursday, Nov 1, 2001 to Saturday, Dec 1, 2001
Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

South Indian Notebook features a small selection of black-and-white images shot by Professor Stanley Brandes in May 1998, when he was living in Bangalore, capital of the state of Karnataka. Brandes traveled throughout Karnataka and also visited Kochi, on the coast of Kerala, where he took photos of the so-called “Chinese” fish nets and of the inland waterway. 

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2001 | 4:00 pm to Friday, May 18, 2012 | 12:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: N. Katherine Hayles, Shawn Brixey (Art Practice), Anne-Lise Francois (English and Comparative Literature) and Kenneth Goldberg (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research)

Photo of N. Katherine Hayles.
“How to Do Things with Codes: Rethinking Processes of Signification in Digital Media”
Avenali Lecture
Tuesday, Mar 20, 2001 | 7:30 pm
Morrison Reading Room, Doe Library
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United States

Postmodern literary critic N. Katherine Hayles is known for her work concerning the relationship between literature, science and technology. Hayles holds advanced degrees in both Chemistry and English, and her early work orchestrates the play of resonances between contemporary scientific paradigms and literature.

With Una's Lecturer Eva Hoffman
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2000 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2000 | 4:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

Panel Discussants: Eva Hoffman, Paula Fass (History), Saidiya Hartman (English), and Michael Roth (California College of Arts and Crafts)

Photo of Eva Hoffman.
“Complex Histories, Contested Memories: Some Reflections on Remembering Difficult Pasts”
Una's Lecture
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2000 | 7:30 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Eva Hoffman is the author of several books, including the widely regarded Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language and Shtetl: The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews.

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