The Arts of Conversation

This series is intended to showcase new research by scholars from across the humanities and other related fields, from outstanding doctoral students to senior professors.  The definition of newness is broad, spanning from work only recently begun to that just recently published.  It is also committed to the exploration of key themes and innovative scholarly methods and lines of enquiry.  The aim of the series is to strengthen intellectual connections across disciplines as well as to foster a lively research community and culture.


Fall 2018

Friday, 21 September
12:00 pm, 409 Tier Building
Anita Guerrini, “William Hunter and Eighteenth-Century Anatomical Collections”
Presented by the UMIH Health Humanities Research Cluster,
with support from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science

Thursday, 4 October
2:30 pm, 409 Tier Building
Etienne-Marie Lassi, “Environmental/ecological issues and the aesthetics of
detective novels in francophone Africa"

Thursday, 11 October
2:30 pm, 409 Tier Building
Michael Sampson, “He makes the sort of marriage by which he is at some point upset”:
Myth and Misdirection in Prometheus Bound

Wednesday, 17 October—Public Event
Doors 6:30, Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Ave.
TIPI Confesssions: Sexy storytelling, performances,
and anonymous audience confessions. Sex, (almost) everybody does it
and (almost) nobody talks about it — except at Tipi Confessions

Thursday, 25 October
2:30 pm, 409 Tier Building
David Annandale, “The Darkest Timeline: Get Out, Hereditary,
and the Horror Movie in the Age of Trump”

Thursday, 1 November
2:30 pm, 409 Tier Building
Nancy Kang, "Two Latina Feminisms: Rhina Espaillat and Alicia Gaspar de Alba
in Contemporary Latina Feminist Contexts"

Thursday, 29 November
2:30 pm, 111, St John’s College
Bryn Square Jones, “[F]or ever lost”: Mary Shelley’s Disappearing Heroines”