Five College Consortium

Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle

Thu, Nov 15 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library

Please join the Five College Seminar Global Cultures of the 19th Century for a talk by Jared Hickman (Johns Hopkins University), entitled "Myth and Mythmaking in the Douglass Circle." 

Hickman is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins and author of Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2016), a study that charts the modern revival and reinvention of the ancient titan across genres (from slave narrative to high Romantic poetry to Marx's dissertation) and geographies (U.S., Cuba, Brazil, Britain, the Caucasus, and more) and in so doing attempts to map the racialized cosmos of global modernity. He is also the co-editor of two essay collections (with Martha Schoolman) Abolitionist Places (Routledge, 2013) and (with Elizabeth Fenton) Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), and he is currently at work on a book tentatively entitled The Romance: An Indigenous History.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Book Salon with Susana Loza on Speculative Imperialisms

Wed, Sep 26 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
83 College Street

Join us for a discussion of Speculative Imperialisms: Monstrosity and Masquerade in Postracial Times (Lexington Books) by Susana Loza (FCWSRC Research Associate and Associate Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Media Studies, Hampshire College).

Speculative Imperialisms explores the (settler) colonial ideologies underpinning the monstrous imaginings of contemporary popular culture in the Britain and the US. Through a close examination of District 9, Avatar, Doctor Who, Planet of the Apes, and steampunk culture, Susana Loza illuminates the durability of (settler) colonialism and how it operates through two linked yet distinct forms of racial mimicry: monsterization and minstrelsy.

Speculative Imperialisms contemplates the fundamental, albeit changing, role that such racial simulations play in a putatively postracial and post-colonial era. It brings together the work on gender masquerade, racial minstrelsy, and postcolonial mimicry and puts it in dialogue with film, media, and cultural studies.

Discussants: Laura Briggs (FCWSRC Research Associate and Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst), Jina Kim (Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College), Lise Sanders (Professor of English Literature and Cultural Studies, Hampshire College) and Elizabeth Young (Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College)

Dinner provided - RSVP requested: https://fcwsrcbooksalon_sept.eventbrite.com

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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"Transnational Materiality and the Geopolitical Work of Art" presented by Niko Vicario

Fri, Sep 21 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: 
Lewis-Sebring Commons, Valentine Hall, Mullins and Faerber Rooms

The Faculty Colloquium Series for 2018-19 presents a lecture titled " Transnational Materiality and the Geopolitical Work of Art" presented by Niko Vicario, assistant professor of Art and the History of Art.

Campus: 
Amherst College
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Fall Reception for the Five College Women's Studies Research Center

Fri, Sep 14 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
83 College Street, South Hadley

Join us for the Five College Women's Studies Research Center's annual Fall Reception to welcome our 2018-2019 Research Associates and new Five College faculty in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Founding of the the Feminist Movement in the 1960s: A Conversation with Alix Kates Shulman

Mon, Sep 24 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Campus Center 208 Multipurpose Room

Shulman is one of the early radical activists of second-wave feminism as well as a writer of fiction, memoirs, and essays.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Amanda Welch Sitar Concert

Sun, Sep 23 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Earle Recital Hall

Part of a short festival of Indian Classical Music in the Five Colleges. 

Amanda Welch is a UMass alumna and an alumna of the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program. While in studying in Sarnath under Smith's exchange program, she met Pandit Rabindra Goswami, India’s leading contemporary sitarist, and head of the Banarasi gaurna, and has now been studying with him for a decade. Her performance career is just beginning, and her early concerts in India have been well-received. She is uniquely place to talk to Smith students about the opportunities to study Indian classical music and the discipline required to do so.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Presidential Colloquium: Martha Minow

Mon, Sep 17 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Campus Center 208 Multipurpose Room

Martha Minow presents Constitution Day Lecture as part of Smith's 2018-19 Presidential Colloquium series. Minow is the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, where her courses include civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop. She is also a lecturer in the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard University. An expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children and persons with disabilities, she also writes and teaches about privatization, military justice, and ethnic and religious conflict.

Campus: 
Smith College
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