April 3rd, 2008

will ponder for food

Tony Kushner lecture: Thursday, April 10, 4:15pm

Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Tony Kushner, "Fiction That's True! Historical Fiction and Anxiety." Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland St., corner of Kirkland and Oxford streets
Max had two free tickets, and offered them to me, but I remembered that Nicole's gonna be out of town the following day (which is a teaching day), so I may not be able to leave early after all, so possibly I should pass them on or give them back? (And if I do go, I still only need one ticket.) So... anyone? I know the timing is problematic for us 9-5ers, but figured it was worth putting it out there.

Sidebar... other talks that may be of interest to people:
Mon., April 7 - "Rethinking the Relationship Between Religion and State: The Case of Islam and Christianity." (HDS) Dominique Bauer, University of Louvain; Nader Hashemi, University of California, Los Angeles; with moderator Rudolph Peters, University of Amsterdam and visiting fellow, Islamic Legal Studies Program, HLS. CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave., 5:15 p.m. (617) 495-4476.

Tue., April 8 - "Turbulence and Truth: The State of the World and the State of the Art." (GSD) Luis Fernández-Galiano, Universidad Politícnica de Madrid, editor, Arquitectura Viva. Piper Auditorium, GSD, 6:30 p.m. http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/events.

Wed., April 9 - "Liberating Saartji Baartman: Unearthing the Sacred Erotic in African Female Sexuality." (CSWR) Elana Jefferson. CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave., 7 p.m.

Thu., April 10 - "American Blandness: Risky Writing and the Forces that Silence It." (Cambridge Forum) Panel of authors and editors discusses the barriers to getting "risky" and important work published. First Parish in Cambridge, 3 Church St., 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. (617) 495-2727, http://www.cambridgeforum.org.
(I suspect next semester I may be better off not taking classes and paying more attention to the lecture etc. offerings instead.)