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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Colorado Center for the Public Humanities


SPRING 2012 PROGRAM

THE COLORADO CENTER FOR PUBLIC HUMANITIES AT UCD
Organized in conjunction with P-20 Education Initiatives at UCD

 

Event Schedule

 

 

Reading by Novelist and National Book Award Finalist Dana Spiotta

Date and Time: Monday, February 27th at 6:00 PM
Location: Turnhalle Room in the Tivoli Center, Auraria Campus Denver

 
Spiotta will read from her latest novel, Stone Arabia. Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Kate Christensen described Stone Arabia as “Evocative, mysterious,…gritty, intelligent, mordent, and deeply sad...Spiotta has created, in Stone Arabia, a work of visceral honesty and real beauty.”

 

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Lecture by Marc Shell, Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative English and Professor of English, Harvard University

Title: Multilingualism and the Contemporary University
Date and Time: Monday, April 16th at 12:30 pm
Location: Room 440/540 (Adirondack Room), Tivoli Center, Auraria Campus Denver

Professor Shell’s work in the area of nationhood and language difference includes Children of the Earth: Literature, Politics, and Nationhood (Oxford UP 1994) as well as several studies of bilingualism and language rights in Québec, New Brunswick, and elsewhere in the world.