Work-in-Progress and Books-in-Print talks

Talks by humanities faculty and graduate students on their current research or recently published books. All talks take place on Fridays at noon in the OHC Conference Room, 159 PLC (unless noted otherwise). These are free and open to the public. Brown-bag lunches are welcome. Seating is limited, so early arrival is recommended.

Fall 2019 schedule

Lanie MillarOctober 11
Forms of Disappointment: Cuban and Angolan Narrative after the Cold War (SUNY Press 2019). Lanie Millar, Romance Languages, and 2016–17 OHC Faculty Research Fellow



Stephen Rodgers

October 25—in Collier House Living Room
Finishing without Finality: Closure in the Songs of Fanny Hensel.” Stephen Rodgers, Music Theory, and 2019–20 OHC Faculty Research Fellow



Sangita Gopal

November 1
“Coalition as Possession: Gender, Ecology, and the Indian New Wave Cinema.” Sangita Gopal, Cinema Studies, and 2019–20 OHC Faculty Research Fellow



Alisa Freedman

November 15
“Cold-War Co-Eds to Pioneering Professors: The Forgotten Study of Japanese Women Who Studied in the United States.” Alisa Freedman, Asian Studies; East Asian Languages and Literatures; and 2019–20 OHC Faculty Research Fellow


Maria Escallon

November 22
“Excluded: Black Cultural Heritage and the Politics of Diversity in Colombia.” Maria Escallón, Anthropology, and 2019–20 OHC Faculty Research Fellow



Holly Roberts

December 6
“Ecstatic Devotion: Musical Rapture and Erotic Death in 17th- and 18th-Century Iconography, Operas, and Oratorios.” Holly Roberts, PhD candidate, Musicology, and 2019–20 OHC Dissertation Fellow