Of Human Kindness: Keeping the Humanities Alive Through Shakespeare | In Conversation with Paula Marantz Cohen

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  • April 26, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Paula Marantz Cohen on how reading Shakespeare can help revive Humanities values and ideas at a time when universities have turned to STEM and careerism in higher education. While exploring Shakespeare’s plays with her students, Cohen discovered that teaching and discussing his plays unlocked a surprising sense of compassion in the classroom. Shakespeare’s genius lay (more…)

The Will to Forget: Memory, the Nation, and Ulysses | In Conversation with Vincent Cheng

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  • June 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Much scholarly and scientific work has been done in recent decades on issues having to do with memory: Alzheimer’s, trauma, remembrance, memorials and monuments, truth and reconciliation. Memory studies are a notable presence in contemporary studies of culture but hardly anyone ever talks about the desirability or usefulness of forgetting. This presentation considers the importance (more…)