“Archaeologists seek out mystery behind 500-year-old 'spines on sticks'”
Nené Lozada (Romance Languages and Literatures) contends that South American indigenous communities tried to reconstruct their personhood, identity, and resistance after Spanish colonizers looted their burial grounds.
“Thinking Without Banisters”
The New York Review
D.N. Rodowick (Cinema and Media Studies) examines Hannah Arendt's life, work, and her ideas about allowing our own judgments to be affected and transformed by those of others.
“How Yiddish Scholars Are Rescuing Women’s Novels From Obscurity”
The New York Times
Jessica Kirzane (Germanic Studies) sheds light on the lives and ideas of nearly forgotten women writers from the early-20th century by translating their books for the first time from Yiddish to English.
“The Eros Monster”
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) investigates the meaning of Eros and the complexity of human relationships in relation to thought, superstition, and social norms.
“Theaster Gates to participate in the Hawai’i Triennial 2022”
Theaster Gates (Visual Arts) is among the 43 local and international artists and collectives participating in the Hawai’i Triennial 2022.
“What we owe our Fellow Animals”
The New York Review
Martha C. Nussbaum (Philosophy) discusses “anthropodenial” and the ethical implications of separating humans from other animals, which contradicts attributes human beings and animals share.
“‘Queering Black history’: Here are 5 LGBTQ pioneers to know”
The Washington Post
C. Riley Snorton (English Language and Literature) describes how professors and activists have been reflecting on the seldom-told stories of Black LGBTQ trailblazers and their contributions to American history in educational settings.
“What Happened to Giorgio Agamben?”
Eric Santner (Germanic Studies) talks about renowned philosopher Agamben’s comparison of western government’s pandemic response to Nazi Germany and the implications of his comments.
“Block Museum presents “Wilmington 10 — USA 10,000” in screening event”
The Daily Northwestern
Allyson Nadia Field (Cinema and Media Studies) introduces the film screening of Haile Gerima’s 1979 film “Wilmington 10 — USA 10,000,” which weaves the story of a wrongful conviction in a larger context of racial justice.
“Sianne Ngai to give Culler lecture on inhabiting error”
Sianne Ngai (English) will explore the question of lingering in the wrong ways of thinking in the upcoming annual Culler Theory Lecture for the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University.