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2017-2018

"Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet" by Nathan Timpano (BookTalk @ Books & Books) - 2017

Nathan Timpano (Art & Art History)
Constructing the Viennese Modern Body: Art, Hysteria, and the Puppet

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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"Making Objects & Events" book cover by Simon Evnine (BookTalk @ Books & Books)

Simon Evnine (Philosophy)
Making Objects and Events: A Hylomorphic Theory of Artifacts, Actions, and Organisms

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


"The Afterlife of Al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives" by Cristina Civantos

Christina Civantos (Modern Languages & Literatures)
The Afterlife of Al-Andalus: Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


B. Christine Arce - "México’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women"

Chrissy Arce (Modern Languages & Literatures)
México’s Nobodies: The Cultural Legacy of the Soldadera and Afro-Mexican Women

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


"The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives: Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality" by Pamela Geller (BookTalk at Books & Books 2018)

Pamela Geller (Anthropology)
The Bioarchaeology of Socio-Sexual Lives: Queering Common Sense About Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 


Karen Rose Mathews (Art & Art History)
Conflict, Commerce, and an Aesthetic of Appropriation in the Italian Maritime Cities, 1000-1150

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 


"Transgressive Typologies: Constructions of Gender & Power in Early Tang China" by Rebecca Doran

Rebecca Doran (Modern Languages & Literatures)
Transgressive Typologies: Constructions of Gender & Power in Early Tang China

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 


 

 

2016-2017

"Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000," Kunal Parker, Professor of Law

Kunal Parker (Law)
Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, 1600-2000

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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"Saynatakuna: Mascaras y Transfiguraciones en Paukartambo," Carlos Aguirre, Associate Professor of Art & Art History

Carlos Aguirre (Art & Art History)
Saynatakuna: Máscaras y Transfiguraciones en Paukartambo

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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"Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Making of Chinese Statecraft," Stephen Halsey, Associate Professor of History

Stephen Halsey (History)
Quest for Power: European Imperialism and the Making of Chinese Statecraft

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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"Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth Century U.S Literature," John Funchion, Associate Professor of English

John Funchion (English)
Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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"Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care," Kenneth Goodman, Professor of Medicine and Director of Bio-Ethics Program

Kenneth Goodman (UM Bioethics Program)
Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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"State of Nature, Stages of Society: Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse," Frank Palmeri, Professor of English

Frank Palmeri (English)
State of Nature, Stages of Society: Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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"“Big Bosses”: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America," Robin Bachin, Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History and Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement

Robin Bachin (History)
Big Bosses: A Working Girl’s Memoir of Jazz Age America

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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"The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless," Bryan Page, Professor of Anthropology

Bryan Page (Anthropology)
The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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2015-2016

Karl Gunther (History)
Reformation Unbound: Protestant Visions of Reform in England, 1525–1590

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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Jennifer Ferriss-Hill (Classics)
Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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Kathryn Freeman (English)
British Women Writers and the Asiatic Society of Bengal, 1785-1835

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Traci Ardren (Anthropology)
Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

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Mary Lindemann (History)
The Merchant Republics: Amsterdam, Antwerp, and Hamburg, 1648–1790

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Amie L. Thomasson (Philosophy)
Ontology Made Easy

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Nicholas N. Patricios (Architecture)
Heaven on Earth: Byzantine Church Architecture and Art

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Berit Brogaard (Philosophy)
Superhuman Mind

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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2014-2015

"Must We Kill the Thing We Love? Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock" by William Rothman

William Rothman (Communications)
Must We Kill the Thing We Love? Emersonian Perfectionism and the Films of Alfred Hitchcock

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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"A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide" by Michelle A. Gonzalez Maldonado

Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado (Religious Studies)
A Critical Introduction to Religion in the Americas: Bridging the Liberation Theology and Religious Studies Divide

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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"The Life and Writings of Luisa de Caravajal" by Anne J. Cruz

Anne J. Cruz (MLL)
The Life and Writings of Luisa de Caravajal

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Katherine Austen's "Book M: A London Widow’s Life Writings" by Pamela Hammons

Pamela S. Hammons (English)
Katherine Austen's Book M: A London Widow’s Life Writings

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Viviana Díaz Balsera (MLL) and Rachel A. May (co-editor)
La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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"The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento" by Guido Ruggiero

Guido Ruggiero (History)
The Renaissance in Italy: A Social and Cultural History of the Rinascimento

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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"Language of Atoms" by Professor Wilson Shearin

Wilson Shearin (Classics)
The Language of Atoms: Performativity and Politics in Lucretius' De rerum natura

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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"The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities" by Amanullah De Sondy

Amanullah De Sondy (Religious Studies)
The Crisis of Islamic Masculinities

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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"The Secular Clergy in England, 1066-1216" by Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas (History)
The Secular Clergy in England 1066-1216

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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2013 - 2014

Donald Spivey (History)
"If You Were Only White": The Life of Leroy "Satchel" Paige

Friday, September 6, 2013
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Tracy Devine Guzmán (MLL)
Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity after Independence

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Mark Rowlands (Philosophy)
Running with the Pack: Thoughts from the Road on Meaning and Mortality

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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David Ikard (English)
Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st Century America

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Donald Jones (Law)
Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Susanne Woods (English)
Milton and the Poetics of Freedom

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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2012 - 2013

Casey Klofstad (Political Science)
Civic Talk: Peers, Politics, and the Future of Democracy

Friday, September 7, 2012\
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Joel Nickels (English)
The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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Michael B. Miller (History)
Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth-Century History

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Brenna Munro (English)
South Africa and the Dream of Love to Come: Queer Sexuality and the Struggle for Freedom

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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2011-2012

Jan Nijman (Geography and Regional Studies)
Miami: Mistress of the Americas

Friday, September 2, 2011
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Kunal Parker (Law)
Common Law, History and Democracy in America, 1790-1900

Monday, September 19, 2011
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Kate Ramsey (History)
The Spirits and the Law:  Vodou and Power in Haiti

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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Barbara Woshinsky (Modern Languages and Literatures)
Imagining Women’s Conventual Spaces in France, 1600-1800

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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Eduardo Elena (History)
Dignifying Argentina: Peronism,   
Citizenship, and Mass Consumption

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


2010-2011

Ashli White (History)
Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic

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Hermann Beck (History)
The Fateful Alliance - German Conservatives and Nazis in 1933: The Machtergreifung in a New Light

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Pamela Hammons (English)
Gender, Sexuality, and Material Objects in English Renaissance Verse

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Michael Bernath (History) 
Confederate Minds: The Struggle for Intellectual Independence in the Civil War South

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Michael Slote (Philosophy)
Moral Sentimentalism

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2009-2010

Anne J. Cruz (Modern Languages and Literatures)
Mihoko Suzuki (English)
The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe

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David Luis-Brown (English)
Waves of Decolonization: Discourses of Race and Hemispheric Citizenship in Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S.

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Martin Nesvig (History)
Ideology and Inquisition: The World of the Censors in Early Mexico

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Maria Galli Stampino
(Modern Languages and Literatures)
Enrico; Or, Byzantium Conquered: A Heroic Poem

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Laura Giannetti (Modern Languages and Literatures)
Lelia’s Kiss: Imagining Gender, Sex, and Marriage in Italian Renaissance Comedy

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2008-2009

Mary Lindemann (History)
Liaisons dangereuses: Sex, Law, and Diplomacy in the Age of Frederick the Great

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Gema Pérez-Sánchez (Modern Languages and Literatures)
Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to La Movida

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Mark Rowlands (Philosophy)
The Philosopher and the Wolf (interviewed by Frank Palmeri, English)

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Patricia J. Saunders (English)
Alien-Nation and Repatriation: Translating Identity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

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Tim Watson (English)
Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870

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