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Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

October 7, 2017

Adam Parkes ’93 (PhD) explores the writing of Kazuo Ishiguro, recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, noting his fearless literary experimentation meshed with a simple austerity.

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Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

Humanities Center announces public lecture series speakers

September 26, 2017

The Humanities Center has announced its slate of public lecture series speakers for this year’s theme of “memory and forgetting.”

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Douglas Crimp to discuss memory and writing

Douglas Crimp to discuss memory and writing

September 19, 2017

The theme of this year’s Humanities Center lecture series is “Memory and Forgetting,” and in this first lecture, art and cultural critic Douglas Crimp will discuss “Relying on Memory: From AIDS to Merce Cunningham.”

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Mysteries shape Joanna Scott’s newest novel

Mysteries shape Joanna Scott’s newest novel

September 19, 2017

Careers for Women, a new novel by English professor Joanna Scott, had its beginnings in her attic where she rediscovered a paper bag full of newspaper clippings that she’d collected in the wake of September 11, 2001.

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Remembering John Ashbery

Remembering John Ashbery

September 13, 2017

John Ashbery was memorialized as one of America’s premiere poets upon his passing earlier this month. English professor James Longenbach reflects on a long friendship with Ashbery and his impact on poetry and literature.

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Is it reasonable to ‘agree to disagree’?

Is it reasonable to ‘agree to disagree’?

August 31, 2017

When people disagree, and all involved in the discussion believe that theirs is the reasonable position, what’s to be done? That’s a question that underlies a lecture series in September by philosopher Richard Feldman.

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Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

Artist Elizabeth Cohen remembered for gifts of observation

July 14, 2017

Colleagues pay tribute to Elizabeth Cohen, an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History and director of the University’s Art New York program, who died in May.

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Walking in Thoreau’s footsteps

Walking in Thoreau’s footsteps

July 11, 2017

Raymond Borst ’33 assembled one of the most extensive collections of Henry David Thoreau publications in the world, then gave it to the University.

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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

July 10, 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

June 26, 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.

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