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February 2015 02

  • Monday
    7:30 PM
    The Gender Film Series present a screening of "Masculinity/Femininity" with filmmaker Russell Sheaffer.
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    Full Description: The Gender Film Series present a screening of "Masculinity/Femininity" with filmmaker Russell Sheaffer. This experimental film examines gender and gender construction through performances and interviews with gender theorists, filmmakers, and artists.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: William Howard Doane Library, Center for Women and Gender Action
    Event Contact: Marci McCaulay, 740-587-6696
    Tags: Movies, Gender
  • 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
  • Monday
    10:00 PM
    PBS is screening "A Path Appears," by the authors of "Half The Sky," on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9. The film features Jennifer Garner '94, who has held the position of Artist Ambassador with Save the Children’s US Programs for the past five years.
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    Full Description: PBS is screening "A Path Appears," by the authors of "Half The Sky," on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9. The film features Jennifer Garner '94, who has held the position of Artist Ambassador with Save the Children’s US Programs for the past five years. As an Artist Ambassador, Garner brought Save the Children’s early childhood development and literacy programs to her home state, West Virginia, which she also visited with Nicholas Kristof for the filming of A Path Appears. She has advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of the organization and traveled to California’s Central Valley, Kentucky and West Virginia to see the effects of poverty first hand. Garner recently joined the global nonprofit’s board of trustees, deepening her commitment to issues affecting children in the United States and around the world.
    Open to Public: Yes

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 Xiao 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 Xiao 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
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  • Monday
    10:00 PM
    PBS is screening "A Path Appears," by the authors of "Half The Sky," on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9. The film features Jennifer Garner '94, who has held the position of Artist Ambassador with Save the Children’s US Programs for the past five years.
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    Full Description: PBS is screening "A Path Appears," by the authors of "Half The Sky," on Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9. The film features Jennifer Garner '94, who has held the position of Artist Ambassador with Save the Children’s US Programs for the past five years. As an Artist Ambassador, Garner brought Save the Children’s early childhood development and literacy programs to her home state, West Virginia, which she also visited with Nicholas Kristof for the filming of A Path Appears. She has advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of the organization and traveled to California’s Central Valley, Kentucky and West Virginia to see the effects of poverty first hand. Garner recently joined the global nonprofit’s board of trustees, deepening her commitment to issues affecting children in the United States and around the world.
    Open to Public: Yes
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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
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February 2015 11

  • Wednesday
    7:00 PM
    The Denison Museum presents a panel discussion of Kara Walker's work.
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    Full Description: The Denison Museum presents a panel discussion of Kara Walker's work. The panelists include: Special Visiting English scholar and author Nicholas Powers, associate professor, English, SUNY Old Westbury; Jack Shuler, associate professor, English; Lauren Araiza, associate professor, history; Linda Krumholz, associate professor, English, Black Studies; Fareeda Griffith, assistant professor, sociology and anthropology.
    Address: Burke Hall of Music and Art, Recital Hall, Denison University, 240 West Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Denison Museum
    Event Contact: Megan Hancock, 740-587-6255
    Tags: Diversity

February 2015 12

  • Thursday
    11:30 AM
    The Denison Museum welcomes Nicholas Powers, visiting English Scholar from SUNY Old Westbury, presenting a Brown Bag Gallery Talk titled "How to See a Scar: Kara Walker and the Question of Reading."
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    Full Description: The Denison Museum welcomes Nicholas Powers, visiting English Scholar from SUNY Old Westbury, presenting a Brown Bag Gallery Talk titled "How to See a Scar: Kara Walker and the Question of Reading." RSVP to the museum at museum@denison.edu. How are we taught to read power? When studying Kara Walker's work, inevitably the question turns from the art itself to how we, the audience, "see" racism. The goal of this gallery talk is to foreground the production of cultural space and the regimes of reading around racial imagery. Does the space that her work encourage awareness of the historical trauma that is the very source of the art? Or does it recreate the dynamics of racism by offering a spectacle of sexual violence?
    Address: Denison Museum, Denison University, 240 West Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Denison Museum
    Event Contact: Megan Hancock, 740-587-6255
    Tags: Diversity
  • Thursday
    7:30 PM
    The Denison University Women's Basketball team welcomes Neil Alexander, speaking from his personal experience with Lou Gehrig's disease in a lecture titled "Live Like Lou."
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    Full Description: The Denison University Women's Basketball team and the Granville High School Varsity Basketball team welcomes Neil Alexander, speaking from his personal experience with Lou Gehrig's disease in a lecture titled "Live Like Lou." Alexander is an authentic, funny and talented speaker from his days as a senior executive with Pittsburgh-based investment advisory firm Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. Since his diagnosis in 2011, he has spoken at numerous corporate, private and community events regarding gratitude and the challenges of facing a serious health crisis.
    Address: Herrick Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 500 West Loop, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Denison Women's Basketball Team
    Event Contact: Mary Frazell, 740-587-6611

February 2015 13

  • Friday
    11:30 AM
    Denison's Off-Campus Study program welcomes HECUA Norway Director, Alexander Bielicki presenting, "'Islamophobia, Interfaith Cooperation and the Disappearance of the State Church: Navigating the Religious Fault Lines of ‘Atheist Norway’. "
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    Full Description: Denison's Off-Campus Study program welcomes HECUA Norway Director, Alexander Bielicki presenting, "'Islamophobia, Interfaith Cooperation and the Disappearance of the State Church: Navigating the Religious Fault Lines of ‘Atheist Norway’. "
    Address: Higley Hall, Auditorium, Denison University, 100 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Off Campus Study Program
    Event Contact: Sandra Spense, 740-587-6532
    Tags: Diversity
  • Friday
    3:30 PM
    The Philosophy Department presents a Philosophy Coffee, "Why Do We Have a Responsibility for the Environment?"
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    Full Description: The Philosophy Department presents a Philosophy Coffee, "Why Do We Have a Responsibility for the Environment?" 'With issues like recycling, energy, and sustainability at the fore of contemporary ethical discourse, it is clear there is an emerging consensus that we should cut back on pollution and waste. But what should ground these concerns? What actions or policies should be our priority? Is this duty a utilitarian one or perhaps an obligation to future generations or even to the environment itself?Complimentary snacks and coffee will be served.
    Address: Slayter Hall, Shephardson Room, Denison University, 200 Ridge Road, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Department of Philosophy
    Event Contact: Kate Tull, 740-587-6387

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 – Imperial Spanish legal codes empowered slaves to accuse their masters of cruelty (sevicia or maltrato) in court and have those complaints investigated and adjudicated by colonial magistrates. The consideration of such sevicia cases from late-colonial Lima, Peru, 
allows for the in-depth consideration of the legal culture of slavery in late-colonial Spanish America, long an area of interest for scholars of comparative slavery, and
 of master-slave relations more generally. The contests that animate these case files over the treatment of slaves reveal much about the
nature of late-colonial slavery and ongoing social discourses on the acceptable treatment of the enslaved. “Female Slave Litigants” focuses specifically on the explicitly gendered arguments that female slaves and/or their representatives presented before colonial courts in attempts to prove abuse. Historians have long recognized slavery as a profoundly gendered institution, one in which many scholars would argue that women faced a double burden as enslaved persons and as women. This essay, however, extends that discussion to explore how slave women themselves employed colonial gender norms surrounding proper womanhood relative to work, family, and sexuality to argue that some slave women faced particularly gendered forms of abuse. The question becomes, then, did those gendered arguments prove successful, did colonial society come to understand proper treatment of slaves as dependent upon the sex of the slave? Bio Frank “Trey” Proctor teaches courses in the history of Latin America and the Atlantic World. His research and teaching interests focus on Mexico, colonial Latin America, and Comparative Slavery. Proctor’s research focuses on the lived experience of slaves of African descent and master-slave relations in Spanish America. His first book, “Damned Notions of Liberty”: Slavery, Culture, and Power in Colonial Mexico, 1640-1769 (University of New Mexico Press, 2010) explores those issues in Mexico. His next book project will explore similar questions from the perspective of the Spanish Empire in an attempt to move away from “national” histories. His talk today comes from research conducted in Lima, Peru. Part of that research will soon be published as “An “Imponderable Servitude”: Slave versus Master Litigation for Maltratamiento or Sevicia (Cruelty) in late Eighteenth-century Lima, Peru” in The Journal of Social History. In addition to his work on slavery, Proctor also recently published an article on the histories of pet-keeping, popular culture, and laughter in late-colonial Mexico City entitled “Amores Perritos: Puppies, Laughter, and Popular Catholicism in Bourbon Mexico City” which appeared in the Journal of Latin American Studies. In 2005, Proctor joined the Denison faculty after teaching at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA for two years. Professor Proctor earned his BA from University of California at Davis, his MA from the University of Arizona, and his PhD from Emory University.
    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
    11:30 AM
    The Denison Museum welcomes Pete Mills, director of the Denison Jazz Ensemble, presenting an informal discussion about the "Jazz Photographs of Herman Leonard."
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    Full Description: The Denison Museum welcomes Pete Mills, director of the Denison Jazz Ensemble, presenting an informal discussion about the "Jazz Photographs of Herman Leonard." RSVP to Cookie Sunkle at sunkle@denison.edu.
    Address: Denison Museum, Denison University, 240 West Broadway, Granville, OH 43023
    Open to Public: Yes
    Sponsored By: Denison Museum
    Event Contact: Megan Hancock, 740-587-6255
    Tags: Music, Diversity
  • 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 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: Laura C. Harris Symposium, Women's Studies Program
    Event Contact: Melissa Feldner, 740-587-6297