Inter-departmental Seminar: Translations

Date: October 20, 2015
Time: 10:15am - 4:30pm
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse


Program Schedule 






Panel 1

Afro-Pessimism and the End of Redemption

Frank B. Wilderson, III, Professor of Drama, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and African American Studies, School of the Humanities, University of California Irvine

How Do We Read a Painting Now?

Kate Flint, Provost Professor of Art History and English, University of Southern California

Respondent: TBD

Moderator: Giulia Ricco, Ph.D. Candidate, Romance Studies



Lunch Break


Panel 2

Against Digital Art History

Claire Bishop, Professor of Contemporary Art, Department of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center

The End of Translation

Jacques Lezra, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, New York University

Respondent: Esther Gabara, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor of Romance Studies and Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Co-Director of Global Brazil Humanities Lab, Duke University

Moderator: Elizabeth Baltes, Ph.D. Candidate, Ancient Art and Archaeology, Duke University



– Break –



Panel 3

Locating Voice: Italian, Romance Studies, Hosts, Guests, Translations

Jane Tylus, Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature; Faculty Director, The Humanities Initiative at New York University

Almost Citizens: Racial Translations, National Belonging and the Global “Immigration Crisis”

Lorgia García Peña, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University

Respondent: Michaeline A Crichlow, Professor of African & African American Studies, Duke University

Moderator: Alisha J. Hines, PhD Candidate, History and African & African American Studies, Duke University