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Chicago Humanities Forum The University of Chicago

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    Franke Forum: Haun Saussy on “The Curious History of ‘Oral Literature’”

    Franke Forum: Haun Saussy on “The Curious History of ‘Oral Literature’”

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    This Chicago Humanities Forum talk is given by Haun Saussy, University Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature. Professor Saussy’s interests include Classical Chinese poetry and commentary, literary theory, comparative study of oral traditions, problems with translation, and pre-20th-century media history.
    This talk explores oral literature. Oral literature—songs, stories, poems, jokes, epics—is presumably almost as old as human language, but interest in it is far younger. Saussy will examine when the nature of oral recitation and transmission becomes an important problem for philologists.
    Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Chicago Humanities Forum is a series of free public talks by renowned University scholars.

    • 33 min
    • video
    Franke Forum: Robert L. Kendrick on “Seeing a 17th-Century Motet

    Franke Forum: Robert L. Kendrick on “Seeing a 17th-Century Motet

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    This free lecture is part of the Chicago Humanities Forum, which allows a larger audience exposure to the research of a few of the University’s leading scholars.

    • 46 min
    • video
    Franke Forum: Elaine Hadley on “A Matter of Opinion: Why Victorian Liberalism Lingers”

    Franke Forum: Elaine Hadley on “A Matter of Opinion: Why Victorian Liberalism Lingers”

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    The Chicago Humanities Forum presented a public event at the Gleacher Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 5:15 to 6:00 PM by Elaine Hadley entitled “A Matter of Opinion: Why Victorian Liberalism Lingers.” Hadley is Chair and Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the College. Her current projects concern war, war literature, and war journalism in the Victorian period. Her latest book, Living Liberalism, addresses Victorian political culture through political theory, theories of embodiment, and the material practices of citizenship.

    Sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Forum is a series of free public lectures conducted by University of Chicago faculty.

    For more information on the Franke Institute for the Humanities, please see franke.uchicago.edu.

    • 40 min
    Franke Forum: Elaine Hadley on “A Matter of Opinion: Why Victorian Liberalism Lingers” (audio)

    Franke Forum: Elaine Hadley on “A Matter of Opinion: Why Victorian Liberalism Lingers” (audio)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    The Chicago Humanities Forum presented a public event at the Gleacher Center on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 5:15 to 6:00 PM by Elaine Hadley entitled “A Matter of Opinion: Why Victorian Liberalism Lingers.” Hadley is Chair and Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the College. Her current projects concern war, war literature, and war journalism in the Victorian period. Her latest book, Living Liberalism, addresses Victorian political culture through political theory, theories of embodiment, and the material practices of citizenship.

    Sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Forum is a series of free public lectures conducted by University of Chicago faculty.

    For more information on the Franke Institute for the Humanities, please see franke.uchicago.edu.

    • 41 min
    • video
    Franke Forum: Augusta Read Thomas on “Earth Echoes”

    Franke Forum: Augusta Read Thomas on “Earth Echoes”

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    “Earth Echoes,” a Franke Institute for the Humanities talk by Augusta Read Thomas, took place at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on February 13, 2013. Thomas, a renowned Grammy-winning composer, is the sixteenth person to hold a University Professorship at the University of Chicago. Widely considered to be among the world’s most accomplished and original composers, she has won acclaim for the dramatic, spontaneous quality of her work and her masterful use of instrumental color.
    During her talk, Thomas discussed her creative process, examining fundamental qualities inherent to her musical compositions. Topics included rhythm, counterpoint, harmony, text setting, motivic development, organic transformation, nuance, color, improvisation, spirit, and gestalt. The discussion explored how music shares these qualities and processes with many other forms of human endeavor and creativity.
    Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Chicago Humanities Forum is a series of free public talks by renowned University scholars. For more information on the Franke Institute, please visit: http://franke.uchicago.edu.

    • 34 min
    Franke Forum: Augusta Read Thomas on “Earth Echoes” (audio)

    Franke Forum: Augusta Read Thomas on “Earth Echoes” (audio)

    If you experience any technical difficulties with this video or would like to make an accessibility-related request, please send a message to digicomm@uchicago.edu.

    “Earth Echoes,” a Franke Institute for the Humanities talk by Augusta Read Thomas, took place at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center on February 13, 2013. Thomas, a renowned Grammy-winning composer, is the sixteenth person to hold a University Professorship at the University of Chicago. Widely considered to be among the world’s most accomplished and original composers, she has won acclaim for the dramatic, spontaneous quality of her work and her masterful use of instrumental color.
    During her talk, Thomas discussed her creative process, examining fundamental qualities inherent to her musical compositions. Topics included rhythm, counterpoint, harmony, text setting, motivic development, organic transformation, nuance, color, improvisation, spirit, and gestalt. The discussion explored how music shares these qualities and processes with many other forms of human endeavor and creativity.
    Sponsored by the University of Chicago’s Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Chicago Humanities Forum is a series of free public talks by renowned University scholars. For more information on the Franke Institute, please visit: http://franke.uchicago.edu.

    • 34 min

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