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Mellon Research Seminar

Past Seminars

  • September 6, 12:00 pm

    Welcome and Introductions

  • September 13, 12:00 pm

    Bethany Wiggin presenting "Mixing Water and Oil: Environmental Humanities on the Lower Schuylkill River", Kimberley Thomas responding

  • September 20, 12:00 pm

    Candace Barrington presenting "Translation Trouble: Chaucer and the Subaltern", Jacqueline Burek responding

  • September 27, 12:00 pm

    Christine Poggi presenting "Projections: Mona Hatoum’s Cartographic Practice", André Carrington responding

  • October 4, 12:00 pm

    Susie Hatmaker "The Radical Abundance of Silica: Potential for a Digital Ethics", Rahul Mukherjee responding

  • October 11, 12:00 pm

    Brian Long presenting "Symeon Seth between Islamicate Culture and Eleventh-Century Byzantium", Heather Sharkey responding

  • October 18, 12:00 pm

    Judith Kaplan presenting "From Lexicostatistics to Lexomics: Basic Vocabulary and the Study of Language Prehistory"; Beth Linker responding

  • October 25, 12:00 pm

    Damien Stankiewicz presenting "Is Europe Lost in Translation?: Lessons from the Micro-Politics of Meaning at the French-German Television Channel ARTE"; Laura Kunruther responding

  • November 1, 12:00 pm

    Roundtable discussion of Walter Benjamin’s “The Task of the Translator” (1921; translated by Harry Zohn, 1968), and Bruno Latour, “Introduction” to Reassembling the Social (2005).

  • November 8, 12:00 pm

    Avery Slater presenting "Crypto-Monolingualism: Machine Translation and the Poetics of Automation"; Judy Kaplan responding.

  • November 15, 12:00 pm

    Sheila (Bridget) Murnaghan presenting "Wonders Never Cease: Translating Greek Tragedy in the 21st Century", Lily Kass responding

  • November 29, 12:00 pm

    André Carrington presenting "ALIEN SOUNDS | THE WAR OF THE WORLDS AS AUDIOFUTURISM"; Jim English respondiné

  • January 17, 12:00 pm

    Beth Linker presenting "The American Slouch: Human Posture, Visual Translation, and the Making of an Epidemic"; Leon Hilton responding

  • January 24, 12:00 pm

    Rahul Mukherjee presenting "Translating Radiations: Popular Detectives across the World", Susie Hatmaker responding.

  • January 31, 12:00 pm

    Heather J. Sharkey presenting "The British and Foreign Bible Society’s Arabic Bible Translations: A Study in Anglo-American Rivalry and Language Politics"; Ali Karjoo-Ravary responding

  • February 7, 12:00 pm

     Tour of Translated Objects in the Penn Museum collections, curated by Steve Tinney

  • February 14, 12:00 pm

    Kimberly Thomas presenting "The invisibility of non-riparian actors in a transboundary river system"; Jim English responding

  • February 21, 12:00 pm

    Leon Hilton presenting "Fernand Deligny’s Traces"; Brian Long responding

  • February 28, 12:00 pm

    Lily Kass presenting "Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Caractacus on a Circular Route (1759-1797)"; Filippo Trentin responding

  • March 14, 12:00 pm

    Filippo Trentin presenting "Aesthetics of Contingency: Clark, Deleuze and Postwar Modernism"; Chris Poggi responding

    DATE CHANGE: April 11, 2017

  • March 21, 12:00 pm

    Laura Kunreuther presenting "Conduits, Ear-witnesses, and Transparent Voices: On the Labor of UN Field Interpreters"; Candace Barrington responding

  • March 28, 12:00 pm

    Ali Karjoo-Ravary presenting "The King’s Alchemy: The Aesthetics and Language of Rule"; Sheila (Bridget) Murnaghan responding

  • April 4, 12:00 pm

    Jacqueline Burek presenting "English Universal History: Ranulph Higden, John Trevisa, and the Forms of the Polychronicon"; Avery Slater responding

  • April 11, 12:00 pm

    Filippo Trentin presenting "Aesthetics of Contingency: Clark, Deleuze and Postwar Modernism"; Chris Poggi responding

    Previously scheduled for March 14, 2017

  • April 18, 12:00 pm

    Ann Farnsworth-Alvear presenting "Translating Ethical Practices to Unethical Contexts: Intractable Conflicts among IRB Guidelines, Intellectual Property Law, Translation Rights, and Class Inequalities"; Damien Stankiewicz responding

  • April 25, 12:00 pm

    Last meeting- open discussion and wrap up.