The University of Arizona


Humanities Week 2013: Revival of the Fittest

The weeklong series of events showcases professors and topics from the College of Humanities, introducing audience members to languages, literatures and cultures of the world. From current historical fiction to french comedy, meteorite hunting to Dante, College of Humanities faculty bring expertise and thoughtful insight to both critical and timeless issues.

Where: Dorthy Rubel Room in the Helen S. Schaefer Building, home to the UA Poetry Center and the Humanities Seminars Program, 1508 E. Helen Street (at Vine Avenue), UA campus
When: Back-to-back lectures and events October 7-11, 2013, Monday through Friday
Parking: Parking for a fee at the Highland Avenue Garage, Helen Street at Vine Ave., across from the Helen S. Schaefer Bldg. Zone one parking lots are free starting at 5:00pm.
Cost: Free
Contact: Helen Gomez Bernard

Monday, October 7
Flandrau Planetarium Kickoff
Join us for a special day of learning and exploration at the Planetarium. See meteorites come to life above your head in this exciting environment. Visit all the exhibits at the Planetarium with your free admission this evening. This event is suitable for all ages. Food will be available for sale outside on the UA Mall.

4 p.m.
The Sky is Falling
The Fascinating Science and Crazy History of Shooting Stars

Christopher Cokinos, English

6 p.m.
Meteorite Hunters
Real-Life Adventures in Search of Meteorites

Christopher Cokinos, English

Tuesday, October 8
5 p.m.
Exploring Faraway Lands and Cultures

Critical Languages Program

6:30 p.m.
Teaching Love & Eroticism at the U of A

Albrecht Classen, German Studies

Wednesday, October 9
4 p.m.
A Divine Dilemma
Dante’s Representation of Jewish People

Fabian Alfie, French and Italian Studies

5:30 p.m.
Slapstick Superstars
What Makes the French Laugh

Alain-Philippe Durand, French and Italian, Africana Studies

6:30-7:15 p.m.
Tea Party Reception

7:15 p.m.
Brit Wit
Downton Abbey as Historical Fiction

Jerry Hogle, English

Thursday, October 10
4 p.m.
Made in China
Cinematic Aesthetics and the Disappearing Chinese Factory

Hai Ren, East Asian Studies

7 p.m.
Hybrid Writing
Reading: Maggie Nelson

Friday, October 11
3 p.m.
Magical Moments
The Spirituality of Wonder in Religion and Literature

Alex Nava, Religious Studies

4:30 p.m.
Chicano Culture: From Low to Slow to Show

Chuck Tatum, Spanish

6:15 p.m.
Fiesta Reception

7:00 p.m.
Love, Revolution, and a Cracked Skull
Trotsky in Mexico

Russian and Slavic Studies Department