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Speaker Series, 2007-08

All lectures at 5:30 in ARTS W215 (unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2007

October 9, 2007
Pheng Cheah
Associate Professor, Rhetoric Department, University of California Berkeley
"The Untimely Secret of Democracy" Some Aspects of the Ethico-Political Turn in Deconstruction"
Co-sponsored by East Asian Studies, McGill University

October 25, 2007
Christy Anderson
Associate Professor, History of Art, University of Toronto
"Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition"
Co-sponsored by the British History Seminar

November 8, 2007
Scott Allan
Assistant Curator, Department of Paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum
"Gustave Moreau¹s Colorist Temptation"

November 15, 2007
Jo Applin
Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art, History of Art, University of York (UK)
"Knot Hearing Well: Bruce Nauman, Henry Moore and the Case of H.C. Westermann's Ear"



Winter 2008

January 17, 2008
Tarleton Gillespie
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Cornell University
"Learning to Consume Culture: Presumptions about copyright and digital culture in industry-sponsored anti-piracy campaigns"
Co-sponsored by Media@McGill

February 6, 2008
Paula Treichler
Research Professor, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"A Guy Goes into a Drugstore: Condoms in Pre-AIDS Culture."
Co-sponsored by the McGill Center for Research and Teaching on Women and the Department of social Studies of Medicine

February 7, 2008 (Screening Room, Espace Renaissance, 3475 Peel St; 3:00-5:00pm)
Cary Nelson
Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English Department, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"Globalization, Academic Freedom and the End of Education"
Co-sponsored by Media@McGill

February 8, 2008 (Arts 160; 4:00-6:30pm)
Cary Nelson
Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, English Department, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"When Death Rhymed: Poetry in the Service of War"
Co-sponsored by the Department of English

March 7, 2008
Martin Hand
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Queen's University
"From Archive to Transmission Fever: On the evolution of digital photographic practice"

March 13, 2008 (McGill Faculty Club; 5:30pm)
John O'Brian and Peter White
Professor, Art History, University of British Columbia; Curator, Montreal, QC.
"Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art (McGill-Queen's 2007)."
Book launch co-sponsored by McGill-Queen's University Press & the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.

March 27, 2008
Ruth Phillips
Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University
"The Global Travels of a Mi'kmaq Coat: Colonial Legacies, World Art History, and the Ethics of Repatriation"
Co-sponsored by the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.


The Art History & Communication Studies 2007-2008 Lecture Series is supported by:
Dean of Arts Development Fund, McGill University
Seminar Committee, Research Grants Office, McGill University
An anonymous donation by an AHCS alumnus.