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February 2015 02

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar features Kirk Combe discussing Stephen Colbert and Sangeet Kumar examining the grammar of contention on the Indian web.
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Kirk Combe and Sangeet Kumar with two presentations, "Stephen Colbert: Great Satirist, or Greatest Satirist Ever?” by Combe and “Contagious Memes, Viral Parodies and the Grammar of Contention on the Indian Web,” by Kumar. The two presentations will interrogate the increasingly salient political role of parody and satire in the global public sphere. Kirk Combe’s talk will analyze the performance of Stephen Colbert to challenge dominant readings of his style as modernist. Instead, by showing how his style inhabits the ambiguous zone of indeterminacy and linguistic freeplay, his presentation will seek to position Colbert centrally within the postmodern style. In so doing Combe will also challenge interpretations of postmodernity as nihilistic “chaos” to make a case for its alignment with the genre of satire. Sangeet Kumar’s talk will analyze the emerging culture of social and political critique on the Indian web in order to understand how the convergence of a networked culture with tropes of parody and satire has created a new language for subversive discourse in India. Through analyzing specific examples of memes and viral videos he argues that this critique is defined by the syntax of “repetition with difference” both at the level of the medium and at the level of the text.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 03

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mónica Ayala-Martínez presenting "Can capitalism modernize the Brazilian rainforest? Forlândia: a Neocolonial Utopia in the Amazon Rainforest."
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mónica Ayala-Martínez, associate professor of modern langauges presenting "Can capitalism modernize the Brazilian rainforest? Forlândia: a Neocolonial Utopia in the Amazon Rainforest."
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

February 2015 05

  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    The Laura C. Harris Symposium and the Beck Lecture Series welcome author Randa Jarrar presenting a lecture, "Mapping Home."
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    Full Description: The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes author Randa Jarrar presenting a lecture, "Mapping Home." Co-sponsored by the Laura C. Harris Symposium and the Beck Lecture Series. Randa Jarrar is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and translator. Randa grew up in Kuwait and Egypt, and moved to the US after the first Gulf War. Her 2008 novel, A Map of Home, chronicles the coming-of-age of Nidali- whose name is a feminization of the word ‘struggle’- a rebellious girl born in 1970’s Boston who then moves with her family to a very different life in Kuwait. Feminism has had much to say about mothers and motherhood; but how can feminist analysis and activism be applied to the idea of childhood or to children’s lives in local and transnational contexts?
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series, Laura C. Harris Symposium
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297

February 2015 09

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xioa Jiang and Luis Villanueva presenting "Smith, Malthus, and Recent Evidences in Global Population Dynamics."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Xioa Jiang and Luis Villanueva presenting "Smith, Malthus, and Recent Evidences in Global Population Dynamics." In conventional economic theories, the change of population is determined “exogenously” outside of the economic system. However, classical political economists Adam Smith and Thomas Malthus have long argued for the “endogenous” determination of population, hence establishing a connection between economics and demography. In this paper, we borrow their ideas to empirically examine the evolution of the relationship between per capita outputs and population dynamics for the period of 1970 – 2008 on a global scale. We find empirical evidences that correspond to both Smith and Malthus’s arguments. In this paper, we also conduct a projection for the additional real income needed for the global population to stabilize. Xiao Jiang is an assistant professor of economics and a consultant for the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASAN). His research interests are international trade and development, classical political economy, economic modeling, and history of economic thought. Luis Villanueva is an assistant professor of economics and member of the Young Scholars Initiative of the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET). His research interests are economic development in third world countries, economic history of Latin America and classical political economy.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 10

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes John Cort presenting "Indian Domestic Devotion in American Museums: Why are there Nine Large Jain Domestic Shrines in American Museum Collections?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes John Cort, professor of religion, presenting "Indian Domestic Devotion in American Museums: Why are there Nine Large Jain Domestic Shrines in American Museum Collections?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

February 2015 13

  • Friday
    7:00 PM
    The Vail Series presents "Turtle Island Quartet."
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    Full Description: The Vail Series presents "Turtle Island Quartet." Since its inception in 1985, Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 GRAMMY® Awards for Best Classical Crossover category, Turtle Island fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. Turtle Island Quartet exhibits what Yo-yo Ma called “a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” Turtle Island Quartet will be performing Miles Davis’ seminal recording “The Birth of the Cool”, and the Denison Museum has gained permission from the Kennedy Museum of Art to exhibit a collection of Herman Leonard photographs of iconic jazz legends, including Miles Davis, during TIQ’s residency.
    Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Vail Series
    Event Contact: Michael Morris, 740-587-6539

February 2015 16

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Trey Proctor presenting, "Female Slave Litigants, Gendered Rhetoric, and Abuse in Colonial Lima, Peru."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Trey Proctor presenting, "Female Slave Litigants, Gendered Rhetoric, and Abuse in Colonial Lima, Peru." ABSTRACT: This talk focuses on the concrete practices of spending time and sharing newspapers in a network of outdoor reading rooms or “footpath libraries” established by the Pune Municipal Corporation in 2004-2005. Drawing on conversations with readers I met at these sites, I suggest that the social institution of the newspaper library itself can be read as a site of cultural assertion for a new kind of urban community. With a nod to Benedict Anderson, whose central assertion in Imagined Communities was rooted in the idea of strangers communing through novels and newspapers, I call these accidental communities. Accidental, because partaking in the sociality of the reading room is born less of established social relationships than of accidents of history and geography. But communities, nevertheless, because the men (and it is only men) who come together in these spaces do so not just to read but also, importantly, to claim a place in the changing city. BIO: Matthew Rosen teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from The New School for Social Research in New York City. His dissertation concerned a community of readers in Pune, a city of 3 million in western India, where he carried out 22 months of research with the support of AIIS, Fulbright, and NSF grants. Matthew’s current research examines the changing nature of “ordinary reading” in an age of mass literacy and global communication.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 17

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Rebecca Kennedy presenting "What do Hippocrates, Environmentalism, and the Smithsonian Have in Common?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Rebecca Kennedy presenting "What do Hippocrates, Environmentalism, and the Smithsonian Have in Common?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

February 2015 23

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Matthew Rosen presenting "Reading the Readers: The ‘Footpath Library’ as a Site of Cultural Assertion in a Once- Provincial City."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Matthew Rosen presenting "Reading the Readers: The ‘Footpath Library’ as a Site of Cultural Assertion in a Once- Provincial City." ABSTRACT: This talk focuses on the concrete practices of spending time and sharing newspapers in a network of outdoor reading rooms or “footpath libraries” established by the Pune Municipal Corporation in 2004-2005. Drawing on conversations with readers I met at these sites, I suggest that the social institution of the newspaper library itself can be read as a site of cultural assertion for a new kind of urban community. With a nod to Benedict Anderson, whose central assertion in Imagined Communities was rooted in the idea of strangers communing through novels and newspapers, I call these accidental communities. Accidental, because partaking in the sociality of the reading room is born less of established social relationships than of accidents of history and geography. But communities, nevertheless, because the men (and it is only men) who come together in these spaces do so not just to read but also, importantly, to claim a place in the changing city. BIO: Matthew Rosen teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from The New School for Social Research in New York City. His dissertation concerned a community of readers in Pune, a city of 3 million in western India, where he carried out 22 months of research with the support of AIIS, Fulbright, and NSF grants. Matthew’s current research examines the changing nature of “ordinary reading” in an age of mass literacy and global communication.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

February 2015 24

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mark Evans Bryan presenting "Postmodernity and the Theatre: a Culture & Process of Creating or an Aesthetic of Performance?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Mark Evans Bryan presenting "Postmodernity and the Theatre: a Culture & Process of Creating or an Aesthetic of Performance?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469
  • Tuesday
    7:00 PM
    The Sustainability Film Series presents "Not Business As Usual."
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    Full Description: The Sustainability Film Series presents "Not Business As Usual."
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Green Team, Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Fellows
    Event Contact: Jeremy King, 740-587-8680

February 2015 25

  • Wednesday
    4:15 PM
    Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
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    Full Description: Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Room 114, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Jenna Monroy, 740-587-6610
    Tags: Sciences, Series

February 2015 26

  • Thursday
    4:30 PM
    The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Rebecca Hains presenting "Girl Culture, Empowerment, and Consumerism: From Girl Power to Princess Culture."
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    Full Description: The Laura C. Harris Symposium welcomes Rebecca Hains, professor of advertising and media at Salem State University presenting "Girl Culture, Empowerment, and Consumerism: From Girl Power to Princess Culture." Feminism has had much to say about mothers and motherhood; but\nhow can feminist analysis and activism be applied to the idea of childhood or\nto children’s lives in local and transnational contexts?
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Lecture Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Laura C. Harris Symposium, Women's Studies Program
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297

March 2015 02

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Liam Anderson presenting "The Rise of ISIS: Implications for the Future of Iraq.”
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Liam Anderson presenting "The Rise of ISIS: Implications for the Future of Iraq.” Abstract: More than ten years on from the invasion of Iraq, the country’s new political order looks to be in serious trouble. ISIS’s rapid conquest of large swathes of northern and western Iraq in the wake of a disintegrating Iraqi army is symptomatic of the country’s fundamental fragility as a state and nation. The stated intent of Kurdish leaders to stage a vote on independence and the emergence of a Shia secessionist movement in the south have led many to argue, indeed, that the very existence of Iraq as a coherent territorial entity is a stake. To what extent does the emergence of ISIS threaten the survival of Iraq? Despite the gravity of the situation, a recent change in the country’s political leadership offers some grounds for optimism both that ISIS can be defeated, and that divisive political issues, such as oil and gas, and federalism, can finally be resolved. In this way, the rise of ISIS potentially provides an opportunity and catalyst for the badly needed recalibration of Iraq’s political system. Bio: Liam Anderson obtained his MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University, UK, and his PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia. He is currently a Professor of Political Science at Wright State University, where he teaches classes in Comparative Politics and International Relations. His research interests include issues of constitutional design, particularly with reference to ethnically divided states, such as Iraq. His books include, The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy, or Division (2005) and Crisis in Kirkuk: The Ethnopolitics of Conflict and Compromise (2009) (both with Gareth Stansfield), An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs (with EW Anderson) (2011), and Federal Solutions to Ethnic Problems (2013).
    Address: Slayter Hall, Denison University Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315
  • Monday
    8:00 PM
    The Anderson Lecture Series welcomes Marcia McNutt, current Editor-in-Chief of "Science" journal.
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    Full Description: The Anderson Lecture Series welcomes Marcia McNutt, current Editor-in-Chief of "Science" journal. McNutt is former director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), she has served as the President of the American Geophysical Union, and she served as the President and CEO of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
    Address: Swasey Chapel, Denison University, 200 Chapel Drive, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Anderson Lecture Series
    Event Contact: Jessica Rettig, 740-587-5618

March 2015 03

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Peter Grandbois, Cheryl McFarren, David Goodwin, Quentin Duroy presenting "How do you Team Teach when Neither of You Knows What You're Doing?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Peter Grandbois, Cheryl McFarren, David Goodwin, Quentin Duroy presenting "How do you Team Teach when Neither of You Knows What You're Doing?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469
  • Tuesday
    4:30 PM
    The Beck Lecture Series welcomes author Dinah Lenney.
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    Full Description: The Beck Lecture Series welcomes author Dinah Lenney. Lenney is the author of Bigger Than Life: A Murder, a Memoir, and co-authored Acting for Young Actors. She has acted in plays and shows too many to mention, including “ER,” 'Law and Order,' and 'Sons of Anarchy.” Lenney's essays and reviews have been published in a wide range of publications and anthologies including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, AGNI, Creative Nonfiction, the Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, where she is the senior editor of creative nonfiction. She holds degrees from Yale and from the Bennington Writing Seminars, and serves on the core faculty in the MPW program at USC, and in the low residency MFA programs at Bennington and at Pacific Lutheran University.
    Address: Barney-Davis Hall Boardroom, Denison University, 200 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Beck Lecture Series, Department of English
    Event Contact: Anneliese Davis, 740-587-6207

March 2015 10

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jeff Kurtz presenting "Can Sports Be Saved?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Jeff Kurtz presenting "Can Sports Be Saved?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469

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March 2015 25

  • Wednesday
    4:15 PM
    Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
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    Full Description: Denison Scientific Association presents a lecture.
    Address: F.W. Olin Science Hall, Room 114, Denison University, 100 Sunset Hill, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Event Contact: Jenna Monroy, 740-587-6610
    Tags: Sciences, Series

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March 2015 27

March 2015 30

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Sandra Mathern and Souleyman Badolo presenting "I am Relative to You, Contemporary Dance in Burkina Faso."
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    Full Description: The Global Studies Seminar welcomes Sandra Mathern and Souleyman Badolo presenting "I am Relative to You, Contemporary Dance in Burkina Faso." Following a visit to and presentation of her work in Ouagadougou, Sandra shares experiences of contemporary dance in Burkina Faso, and the influence of place and culture on her work there, and opens the conversation up to Burkinabé native and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Solo Badolo.
    Address: Mulberry House Gallery, Mix Lab, Denison University, 202 North Mulberry Street, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Global Studies Seminar
    Event Contact: Fadhel Kaboub, 740-587-6315

March 2015 31

  • Tuesday
    12:30 PM
    The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Matthew Neal presenting "Ruining sports with math (just kidding): How can we use math to make sports even cooler?"
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    Full Description: The Tuesday Faculty Lunch Series welcomes Matthew Neal presenting "Ruining sports with math (just kidding): How can we use math to make sports even cooler?"
    Address: Burton D. Morgan Center, Knobel Hall, Denison University, 150 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Office of the Provost
    Event Contact: Cathy Van Sickle, 740-587-6469
  • Tuesday
    7:00 PM
    The Sustainability Film Series presents "Elemental."
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    Full Description: The Sustainability Film Series presents "Elemental."
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Green Team, Office of Sustainability, Sustainability Fellows
    Event Contact: Jeremy King, 740-587-8680