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These are events sponsored wholly or in part by the Center for the Humanities.

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Odds Bodkin Performance
The Iliad, Book I
Storyteller and musician Odds Bodkin returns to Loyola on Zoom to present THE ILIAD: BOOK I. Using a variety of intensely real characters with ongoing music, he brings to life the most famous argument in ancient history: Achilles, the greatest Greek warrior at Troy, against Agamemnon, the Lord Marshall, commander of all the armies.
Loyola audiences have given Odds standing ovations for this performance in the past. Now, close up on Zoom, everybody has a front row seat.  Experience Homer’s great story in a clear, accessible way.
7:00 PM
Please register to attend the livestream performance via Zoom using this link.

This event will be captioned. If you require additional accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

LOYOLA'S 2020 HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE ADDRESS
"War, Literature, and the Long Road Home"
Phil Klay, award-winning author of Redeployment and veteran of the United States Marine Corps, will deliver a virtual keynote address for Loyola University Maryland’s Humanities Symposium this fall. The event, which is hosted by Loyola’s Center for the Humanities, was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020. Redeployment is a collection of short stories focusing on frontline and home front experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. The book has won many awards, including the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction, and it was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by the New York Times.
6:00 PM
Please register to attend the livestream performance of the Keynote via Zoom using this link.

This event will be captioned. If you require additional accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Writers at Work Series
Reading and discussion by fiction writer Julia Elliott
Julia Elliott’s writing has appeared in Tin House, The Georgia Review, Conjunctions, The New York Times, Granta online, and other publications. She has won a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and her stories have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses and The Best American Short Stories. Her debut story collection, The Wilds, was chosen by Kirkus, BuzzFeed, Book Riot, and Electric Literature as one of the Best Books of 2014 and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her first novel, The New and Improved Romie Futch, arrived in October 2015. She teaches English and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
6:00 PM
Please register to attend this talk via Zoom using this link.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

Lecture by Ñusta Carranza Ko
"Making the Case for Genocide in Peru: Coercive Sterilization of Indigenous Women”
Peru’s national health program Programa de Salud Reproductiva y Planificación Familiar (PSRPF) aimed to uphold women’s reproductive rights and address the scarcity in maternity related services. Despite these objectives, during PSRPF’s implementation the respect for women’s rights were undermined with the forced sterilization of women predominantly of indigenous, poor, and rural backgrounds. Professor Carranza Ko is Assistant Professor of Global Affairs and Human Security at the University of Baltimore.
5:00 PM
Please register to attend this lecture via Zoom using this link.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

Modern Masters Reading Series
Reading by Eula Biss
Eula Biss is the author of four books: Having and Being Had; On Immunity: An Inoculation, a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle Award for nonfiction;  Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays, winner of the National Book Critic Circle Award for criticism, and a collection of poetry, The Balloonists. Her work has been supported by a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Howard Foundation Fellowship, an NEA Literature Fellowship, and a Jaffe Writers’ Award. She holds a B.A. in nonfiction writing from Hampshire College and a M.F.A. in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her essays have recently appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction as well as in The Believer, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly, Third Coast, and Harper’s. Eula Biss and John Bresland are the Chicago-based band STET Everything.
6:00 PM
Please register to attend Biss's Reading via Zoom using this link.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

BIG DIG V: Recovering the Lost
Nachbahr Award Address by Dr. Kathleen Forni: “The Learning Paradox: Why Knowing How Much You Know Matters”
CFH Student Presentations
Affiliate Teaching Award presented to Giuliana Risso-Robberto
3:00 PM
Please register to attend the livestream performance via Zoom using this link.

This event will be captioned. If you require additional accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at dss@loyola.edu.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

Writers at Work Series
Faculty Reading & Discussion with Ramón Espejo-Saavedra and Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead
Ramón Espejo-Saavedra is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola University Maryland. He has published nationally and internationally in journals such as the Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Hecho teatral, Decimonónica, Crítica Hispánica, and Hispanic Review, among others. His last book is entitled Autenticidad y artificio en el costumbrismo español (Ediciones de la Torre, 2015). His most recent research, to be published this year, consists of two articles, one on monsters and freak shows in a short story by Leopoldo Alas, “Clarín”, and another on the figure of the war veteran in three short stories from the 1890s

Recently selected as one of the Essence “Woke 100 Women” changing the world; the “Best Radio Host” in Baltimore by the Baltimore Sun; as one of the “Top 100 Women” in Maryland by The Daily Record; one of the “25 Women to Watch” by the Baltimore Sun; and, as the recipient of the 2019 Collegium Visionary Award, Karsonya (Dr. Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland and the host of the award-winning radio show, Today With Dr. Kaye on WEAA 88.9 FM. Dr. Kaye is one of the most sought-after speakers in the country and has given over 500 Keynotes.
6:00 PM

Please register to attend via Zoom using this link.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

Modern Masters Reading Series
Reading by Camille T. Dungy Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History (W.W. Norton, 2017), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Dungy has also edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and From the Fishouse: An Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great. A 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, her honors include NEA Fellowships in poetry (2003) and prose (2018), an American Book Award, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and two Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations. Dungy’s poems have been published in Best American Poetry, The 100 Best African American Poems, the Pushcart Anthology, Best American Travel Writing, and over thirty other anthologies. She is University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University.
6:00 PM
Please register to attend the Dungy Reading via Zoom using this link.

NOVEMBER

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

NATIONAL FRENCH WEEK - UN PORTRAIT DE FRANCE/A PORTRAIT OF FRANCE

details to follow

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

ITALIAN WEEK - "LITTLE ITALIES"

details to follow

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

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