Loyola University Maryland

Humanities Symposium


2019 Humanities Symposium Text is Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Our theme is "Everyone Migrates".

A. E. Stallings Reading

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6 p.m. in 4th Floor Program Room  

"Bearing Witness to Europe's Refugee Crisis"

As an American poet and translator who lives in Greece, A. E. Stallings will address Europe's refugee crisis and read from her work. She has published four books of original verse: Archaic Smile (1999), which won the Richard Wilbur Award; Hapax (2006), which won the Poet's Prize and the America Academy of Arts and Letters' Benjamin H. Danks Award; Olives (2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and her most recent work Like (2018),published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her verse translations of Lucretius's The Nature of Things (2007) and Hesiod's Works and Days (2018) are published by Penguin Classics. She was a 2011 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and is a member of the America Academy of Arts and Sciences. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Humanities, Messina, and the departments of Classics, English, and Writing. Photograph courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Faculty Seminars

Wednesday February 20: 4:30 to 6:00  p.m. Wine and cheese CCC114
Thursday, February. 21: 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. lunch provided, Wine and Cheese. CCC114

If planning to attend, contact Patty Ingram at pingram@loyola.edu or 410-617-2617.

Student-Faculty Colloquia

Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19
McManus Theater

Bring your students, during your regular classroom meeting times, to McManus Theater for an interdisciplinary discussion of the text with your colleagues and their students from a variety of departments. General student questions and conversations follow brief panel presentations by faculty members representing different disciplines. If planning to attend, contact Patty Ingram at pingram@loyola.edu or 410-617-2617.

Keynote Address

Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
McGuire Hall

Award-winning author of Exit West, Mohsin Hamid, will deliver the Humanities Symposium Keynote Address and Hanway Lecture in Global Studies on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Loyola’s McGuire Hall. He is a winner of the Betty Trask Award, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway award, and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker twice. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit the Hanway Lecture in Global Studies website for more information.