Speakers Series 2012-2013
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Professor of Political Science
Hobart and William Smith Colleges home page
"The Communist Horizon "
7:30 p.m. Bagnani Hall, Traill College
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature
and Professor of English and American Literature and Language
Harvard University home page
7:30 p.m. Scott House 105
The Cultural Studies PhD Program offers an annual Speakers Series to our Trent community and to the wider public. These talks are open to everyone, free of charge. Typically, they are on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in Scott 105 at Traill College, and are followed by a question and answer period, and then cordial conversation at the Trend pub, with cash bar.
The speakers’ series brings distinguished visitors to Trent University to discuss their latest books, and to describe their scholarship and perspectives on a wide range of objects and issues in cultural studies, including the arts, the sciences, the configurations, textures, and conflicts in modern culture, and the changing nature of contemporary knowledge.
Arising from the Cultural Studies PhD Speakers’ Series, the PhD Program offers a series of intensive research seminars with a number of our distinguished visitors. These research seminars are organized to provide an opportunity specifically for Cultural Studies PhD faculty and students, and our collegial network, to engage in depth with cutting edge intellectuals and their current work.
To focus these seminars, our guests recommend special readings of manageable length which participants are invited to read before the seminar. The PhD office makes an effort to prepare some of these materials for pick-up.