Schedule

Friday, March 18, 2011

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction of the Student Panel

Sally Barbour, Acting Program Director, Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University

Student Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Future of the Humanities at Wake Forest

Teddy Aronson, English Major, Minors in Humanities & Middle East and South Asia Studies, Class of 2011

Maddie Brandenburger, Economics Major, Minors in International Development Policy and Anthropology, Class of 2011

Madeline Eckenrode, History Major, Chemistry Minor, Class of 2011

Elaine Zhi Shing, Psychology Major, Anthropology Minor, Class of 2011

Clint Wilson, English Major, Film Studies Minor, Class of 2011

Moderator: David Phillips, Associate Professor of Humanities, Wake Forest University

4:00p.m. – 5:15p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Mary F. Foskett, Director, Wake Forest University Humanities Institute and Associate Professor of Religion, Wake Forest University

Introduction of Special Guest Speaker

Nathan O. Hatch, President of Wake Forest University

Keynote Address:

“The Puzzle of Innovation in the Humanities”

Edward L. Ayers, President of the University of Richmond

5:15 p.m.

Reception

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Benson University Center 401

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Registration

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars Annual Symposium

with special guest, Edward L. Ayers, President of the University of Richmond

Moderator: Dean Franco, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University Faculty Participants:

The Age of Wonder in the Eighteenth Century

Andrew Burkett, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Margaret R. Ewalt, Associate Professor of Spanish

Claudia Thomas Kairoff, Professor of English

David B. Levy, Professor of Music

Grant P. McAllister, Chair and Associate Professor of German

Morna E. O’Neill, Assistant Professor of Art

Jessica Richard, Associate Professor of English

Byron Wells, Chair, Department of Romance Languages and Professor of French

Peace and Conflict Management

Michaelle Browers, Co-Director, Program in Middle East and South Asia Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science

Brook Davis, Associate Professor of Theatre

Neil DeVotta, Associate Professor of Political Science

Omaar Hena, Assistant Professor of English

Kenneth G. Hoglund, Professor of Religion

Charles H. Kennedy, Co-Director, Program in Middle East and South Asia Studies and Professor of Political Science

Neal Walls, Associate Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, WFU School of Divinity

The Politics of Location, Transnational Feminisms and Diaspora Studies

Sally Barbour, Acting Program Director, Women’s & Gender Studies and Professor of Romance Languages

Alessandra Beasley Von Burg, Assistant Professor of Communication

Mary DeShazer, Professor of English and Women’s & Gender Studies

Catherine E. Harnois, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sandya Hewamanne, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Transatlantic Geographies: From 1492 to the Present

Margaret R. Ewalt, Associate Professor of Spanish

Kathryn Mayers, Associate Professor of Spanish

Anthony S. Parent, Jr., Professor of History and Professor of American Ethnic Studies

Brian L. Price, Assistant Professor of Romance Spanish

Jessica Shade Venegas, Lecturer in Romance Languages

José Luis Venegas, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Panel: “Are the Humanities Good for Humanity?: The Aims and Place of the Humanities in Liberal Education”

Introduction of Special Guest Speaker and Panelists

Mary F. Foskett, Director, Wake Forest University Humanities Institute and Associate Professor of Religion, Wake Forest University

Opening Remarks:

Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law, Florida International University

Responses and Reflections:

Michele Gillespie, Kahle Family Associate Professor of History, Wake Forest University

Simeon O. Ilesanmi, Washington M. Wingate Professor of Religion, Wake Forest University

Herman Rapaport, Reynolds Professor of English, Wake Forest University

Moderator: Rebecca S. Thomas, Professor of German, Wake Forest University and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Wake Forest College

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