Past Una's Lectures

Photo of Michael Ignatieff.
“Towards a History of Human Rights in the Twentieth Century”
Wednesday, Feb 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

A regular broadcaster and critic on television and radio, Michael Ignatieff has hosted many programs including Voice; the BBC's arts program The Late Show; and the award-winning series Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism, which examined the issue of nationalism in the late twentieth century.

Photo of Silviano Santiago.
“Joaquim Nabuco and the Cosmopolitan Urge: Brazilian Politics and the World Order in the Late Nineteenth Century”
Tuesday, Nov 7, 1995 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Essayist, poet, novelist, theorist and critic, Silviano Santiago is one of the leading Brazilian modernists focusing on concepts of “inbetweenness” and “hybridity.”

Photo of Michael Fried.
“Some Thoughts on Caravaggio”
Tuesday, Mar 7, 1995 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Art historian, art critic and literary critic, Michael Fried is J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities and Art History at Johns Hopkins University. In his work, Fried engages questions of modernism, realism, theatricality, objecthood, self-portraiture, embodiedness, and the everyday. He has also written histories of modern art, focusing on Edouard Manet, Gustave Courbet, and Adolph Menzel.

Photo of Andrei Pleşu.
"Intellectual Life Under Dictatorship"
Wednesday, Oct 5, 1994 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Andrei Pleşu is professor of art history, philosophy and religion at the University of Bucharest.

Photo of Philip Fisher.
“Thoughtful Wonder: The Aesthetics of Rare Experiences”
Wednesday, Nov 3, 1993 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Philip Fisher is Felice Crowl Reid Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard University. Professor Fisher’s research interests include cultural theory, modernism, American art and its cultural institutions, the philosophy and literature of the passions, narrative theory, and game theory and the novel.

Photo of Haruki Murakami.
"Sheep Men, TV people and the Hardboiled Wonderland: Japanese Language and Literature Today"
Thursday, Nov 19, 1992 | 7:30 pm
Alumni House
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United States

Haruki Murakami's Una's Lecture was jointly sponsored with the Department of East Asian Languages and the Center for Japanese Studies.

"The Unseen Balanchine, Part I"
Tuesday, Oct 29, 1991 | 8:00 pm
Alumni House
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United States

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