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Darby EnglishThe Franke Forum presents:
Darby English on
"The Painter and the Police"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:15 - 7:00 PM
The Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Room 621
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Darby English is Carl Darling Buck Professor of Art History and the College.

This talk considers a recent work by the Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall, and asks, among other questions, what is the value of oblique speech on urgent affairs?

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

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October 5, 2016
Patrick Jagoda
, "Game Experiments (Or: Playful Ways to Design Serious Research Interventions)"
The introduction is given by Bill Brown.
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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.
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January 13, 2016
Candace Vogler
, “on the Connections Between Virtue, Happiness, and Meaning”
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February 4, 2015
Steven Rings, "'Don't Think Twice, It's All Right': A Genealogy"
The introduction is given by Martha Fedlman.
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Archive of past recordings>>

Coming Up
Regenstein windowCourses for the 2016-2017 roster:

Fall 2016
The Debt Drive: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Neoliberalism offered by Eric Santner (Germanic Studies) and Aaron Schuster (Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam)

Winter 2017
A Global Sonic History in 30 Objects offered by Philip Bohlman (Music) and Lars-Christian Koch (University of Berlin)

Reason and Religion offered by Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer (Classics) and Robert Richards (History)

Women's Rights, Cultural Nationalism, Moral Panics: Africa and India offered by Rochona Majumdar (South Asian Languages & Civilizations) and Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development)

Spring 2017
Algorithms and Aesthetics offered by Sean Keller (IIT College of Architecture)

The Discovery of Paganism offered by Clifford Ando (Classics) and Claudia Brittenham (Art History)

Ruins offered by Jas’ Elsner (Art History) and Françoise Meltzer (Comparative Literature)

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

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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