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2019 Taft Research Symposium

Talks begin at 12:30 PM, at the Taft Research Center, except where noted

Monday, March 4
Wink's Lodge: The West’s Hidden African American Jazz Club and Literary Salon

Kristen Iversen, UC English & Comparative Literature
Lee Martin, Ohio State University

Wednesday, March 6
The Uses of ‘Blackness’ in Yugoslavia: Dimensions and Legacies of an Idea

Sunnie Rucker-Chang, UC German Studies
Tomislav Longinović, University of Wisconsin

Thursday, March 7
The Obsolete Empire: Untimely Belonging in Twentieth-Century British Literature

Philip Tsang, UC English & Comparative Literature
David Kurnick, Rutgers University

3 PM
Humanities Education at the Crossroads: Why the Liberal Arts are Fundamental to Democracy

William Egginton, Decker Professor in the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University

Friday, March 8
Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place in Philadelphia

J.T. Roane, UC Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Cheryl D. Hicks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2:45 PM
Out of the Mire of the Past: Reviving Cultural Narratives from a Vanished Wetland Landscape in South Albania

Susan Allen, UC Anthropology
Victor Thompson, University of Georgia

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