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Humanities Symposium

2011 Humanities Symposium

Schedule and Description of Events

(Note: All events free and open to the public.)

Keynote Speaker

Maya Angelou

An Evening with Maya Angelou
Monday, September 19, 2011
7:30 p.m.
Curb Event Center

Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Dr. Angelou will be the keynote speaker of the 2011 Humanities Symposium.

Other Notable Speakers

Rafia Zakaria

Silence in Karachi:
Stories from an Embattled City

Friday, September 16, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Massey Boardroom

Rebecca Dixon

Slow Your Roll (Role), "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere Girl": The Conflicted Space of Liberation in African-American Women's Literary Tradition

Monday, September 19, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Beaman A&B

Kirsten Nigro

Staging US/Mexico Border Realities:
The Case of and For the Mexican Migrant

Monday, September 19, 2011
12:00 p.m.
Beaman A&B

Nancy Mairs

Death Watches: A Meditation on Keeping Company with Men Who Are Waiting to Die 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
4:00 p.m.
Massey Boardroom