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New at the Institute

Gloria Swanson "Microphonics"
a lecture by Carolyn Abbate,
Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor of Music, Harvard University 

Friday, September 29
4:00 p.m. 
Regenstein Library, JRL-122
1100 E. 57th. Street 

Here is a kind of magical thinking that is persistent in Western culture: when a phenomenon gets translated into audible sound or music, a special truth has been made manifest. This epistemological magical thinking can be vividly seen in a history of sound that focuses on microphones, both on primordial pre-electrical micropones of the Enlightenment and nineteenth century, and electrical transmitters (only one prototype was originally called a "microphone"), which originated in the decades of the 1860s-70s, during the Golden Age of new acoustic inventions.

Co-sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Department of Music.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact 773-702-8274 in advance.

New at the Institute
Deborah NelsonThe Franke Forum presents: Deborah Nelson on “An Unsentimental Education: Arbus, Arendt, Didion, McCarthy, Sontag, Weil"

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:15 – 7:00 p.m.
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive,
Room 621
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Deborah Nelson is Chair and Professor in the Department of English Language & Literature, and the College.

This talk describes the ethics and aesthetics of unsentimentality as practiced by some of the late twentieth-century’s most notable women artists and intellectuals. We will consider what it would mean to have an ethics without empathy even in the face of extreme suffering.

Sponsored by the University of Chicago's Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Franke Forum is a series of free public lectures by renowned University scholars.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact 773-702-8274 in advance.

Listen
October 5, 2016
Patrick Jagoda
, "Game Experiments (Or: Playful Ways to Design Serious Research Interventions)"
The introduction is given by Bill Brown.
Click here to view this talk.
Click here for the question and answer session following the talk.


March 2, 2016
D. Nicholas Rudall, "What We Call Greek Tragedy"
The introduction is given by David Bevington.
Click here to view this talk.

January 13, 2016
Candace Vogler
, “on the Connections Between Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning”
Click here to listen to this talk.

February 4, 2015
Steven Rings, "'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right': A Genealogy"
The introduction is given by Martha Fedlman.
Click here to view this talk.

Archive of past recordings>>

Coming Up
Regenstein windowCourses for the 2017-2018 course roster:

Fall 2017
The Mediterranean Sea in Antiquity: Imperial Connections 
offered by James Osborne (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations) and Catherine Kearns (Classics)

From Baroque to Neo-Baroque 
offered by Rachel Galvin (English Language & Literature) and Miguel Martinez (Romance Languages & Literatures)

Winter 2018
Exploratory Translation 
offered by Haun Saussy (Comparative Literature) and Jennifer Scappettone (English Language & Literature)

Phaedras Compared: Adaptation, Gender, Tragic Form  
offered by Larry Norman (Romance Languages & Literatures) and David Wray (Classics)

Spring 2018
Guillotine/Barricade: Figures of History Across Media 
offered by Jennifer Wild (Cinema & Media Studies) and TBA

Destruction of Images, Books, and Artifacts in Europe and South Asia 
offered by Olga Solovieva (Comparative Literature) and Tyler Williams (South Asian Languages & Civilizations)

The Art of Healing: Medical Aesthetics in Russia & the U.S.
offered by William Nickell (Slavic Languages & Literatures) and Michael David (Medical School) 

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Also see: Disciplines & Technologies is a Mellon funded project with the Center for Disciplinary Innovation.

Call for Applications
Pre-doctoral students in Humanities, History, and Anthropology are invited to apply for Fellowships for the Career Diversity Workshop in Summer 2018: deadline of Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

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Request for Proposals
"The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate" is the topic for proposals to the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, with grants of $142,000 and a deadline of October 31, 2017.

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Franke Fellows for 2016 and 2017
The Franke Fellows for 2017-2018 have been announced.

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New at the Institute
Learn more about the three new exciting initiatives launching this fall at the Franke Institute.

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Franke 25
Franke 25On November 10, 2015, the Franke Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary with a symposium.

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