These are events sponsored wholly or in part by the Center for the Humanities for 2023-2024
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
Odds Bodkin Performance
"The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast"
Renowned storyteller Odds Bodkin performs a 70-minute long presentation that follows Odysseus through reflections on the War at Troy while he waits with the others inside the Trojan Horse, through the Sack of Troy, then to Ismaros, the Great Storm, the Lotus Eaters, the Isle of Goats and lastly through some vivid and terrifying scenes in the Cave of the Cyclops. Odds is a mesmerizing performer whose presentation is without props and told in voice and character.
Odds Bodkin has been called “one of the great voices in American storytelling” by Wired and “a consummate storyteller” by The New York Times. Loyola audiences have given Odds standing ovations for this performance in the past. Come see why. Experience Homer’s great story in a clear, accessible way.
If you require additional accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services at email@example.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2023
CFH Annual Celebration of Teaching, Learning, and Research in the Humanities
Teaching Faculty Excellence Award presented to Andrea Leary, PhD, Writing Department
Student Presentations from the CFH Summer Student Research Fellows, Summer Study Fellows, and Internships
Nachbahr Address by David Carey, PhD, History.
Fourth Floor Program Room
NATIONAL 2023 FRENCH WEEK - Celebrating Créolité
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 TO WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2023
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Creole and Music
directed by Barry Dove
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
In collaboration with Rendez-Vous Haiti and the Caribbean Students Association, a creole language workshop led by Loyola students who are native speakers of creole. Those attending the workshop will learn how to say some basic phrases in creole. In addition, Dr. Heidi Shaker will also speak about the evolution of creole languages, tracing their roots from pidgin languages born of necessity in the context of slavery, to linguistically diverse oral dialects, to the solidified written languages that we know today.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Bilingual Mass in French and English.
Alumni Memorial Chapel
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Catered Caribbean food tasting and presentation.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
Contemporary films featuring creole.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Check loyola.edu/frenchweek for times and other details. You may also contact the Department of Modern Languages.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Modern Masters Series: Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Kathleen Hall Jamieson employs rhetorical analysis, surveys, and experiments to understand campaign communication, the science of science communication, and ways to blunt misinformation and conspiracy theories. She has authored or co-authored 18 books, including Democracy Amid Crises: Polarization, Pandemic, Protests, and Persuasion (2023) with the Annenberg IOD Collaborative, Creating Conspiracy Beliefs: How Our Thoughts Are Shaped (2022) and Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President (Revised paperback ed. 2020).
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Writers at Work: T Kira Māhealani Madden
T Kira Māhealani Madden is a Chinese, Kānaka Maoli writer and amateur magician. A recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Tin House, MacDowell, and Yaddo, she serves as the Founding Editor of No Tokens, a magazine of literature and art. She is the author of the 2019 New York Times Editors’ Choice memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, which is now being developed as a feature film, and her work has appeared in Harper’s, The Sun, and New York Magazine.
Fourth Floor Program Room
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 and THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024
Student-Faculty Colloquia for the 2024 Humanities Symposium: "Celebrating Nature"
Aimee Nezhukumatathil's World of Wonders
Two days during the official Symposium week are set aside for Loyola student/faculty colloquia. During each scheduled class period, faculty and their classes will meet with faculty and students from other classes. These colloquia have traditionally been led by panels composed of faculty members from different disciplines who lead informal discussion, posing questions to stimulate the participation of students, and to engage the Symposium text across narrow disciplinary boundaries. This year’s text is World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.
The colloquia will be in-person. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to bring their classes to our student-faculty colloquia March 13 and March 14 to discuss the book as a group.
9:00 - 4:30 PM on both days
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024
LOYOLA'S 2024 HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will deliver the 2024 Humanities Symposium keynote address.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil's 2020 essay collection is World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, & Other Astonishments. In these short, beautifully written essays, Nezhukumatathil combines an exploration of natural phenomena (lightning bugs, the cactus flower, the narwhal, monsoons) with memoir. These essays celebrate the wonders of nature and encourage readers to slow down, notice, marvel at, and protect the environment. Aimee Nezhukumatathil has also written four award-winning poetry collections, most recently, Oceanic. Awards for her writing include fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Council, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for poetry, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her writing has appeared in NY Times Magazine, ESPN, and Best American Poetry. She is professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program. photo: Caroline Beffa Photography.
For more information, please consult the Symposium webpage.
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
2024 Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium on Language, Literature, and Society: "Global Foodways: The Intersections of Food Politics and Cultural Identity"
AWSC Fourth Floor Program Room
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Dr. Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado (Washington University in St. Louis)
Professor of Spanish, Latin American Studies, and Film and Media Studies, Dr. Sánchez Prado is also Director of Undergraduate Studies in Latin American Studies program and Jarvis Thurston and Mona Van Duyn Professor in Humanities. His talk will address stereotypes and authenticity in Mexican Cuisine.
Dr. Fabio Parasecoli (NYU)
Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Dr. Parasecoli has a PHD in Agricultural Sciences and an MA in Political Science, as well asn MA/BA in Modern Languages and Literatures. Dr. Parasecoli's research explores the intersections of food, media, and politics.
Jennifer Lin Lemesurier (Colgate University), 3:00 PM
Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, Dr. Lemesurier's research focuses on how rhetoric surrounding food, eating, and cuisine influence Asian and Asian American identity and agency.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Writers at Work: Matt Bell
Matt Bell is the author most recently of the novel Appleseed (a New York Times Notable Book) and the craft book Refuse to Be Done, a guide to novel writing, rewriting, and revision. He is also the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, as well as the short story collection A Tree or a Person or a Wall, a non-fiction book about the classic video game Baldur's Gate II, and several other titles.A native of Michigan, he teaches creative writing at Arizona State University.
AWSC Fourth Floor Program Room