Spring 2018 - Arts & Letters colloquia

Spring 2018 HC 421H: “War and Peace and Totality and Infinity: Tolstoy and Levinas”

Professor: Steven Shankman

4 credits

•  CRN 32551: Thursday, 18:00 - 20:50 @ Oregon State Penitentiary Salem

This course is part of the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program, and open only to CHC students. Half the students (“inside” students) are prison inmates and the other half are University of Oregon students (“outside” students). This is a two-quarter sequence. All students who sign up for winter quarter will be expected to register for spring quarter as well. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 421H: Color Autobiography

Professor: Esther Hagenlocher

4 credits

•  CRN 32552: Monday & Wednesday, 08:00 - 09:50 @ LAWRENCE 279

This course borrows its title from environmental autobiography, an approach employed in the field of science which introduced environmental thinking and encouraged us to look at and understand our own experiences and to formulate preferences and meanings. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 421H: Literature and Photography

Professor: Martin Klebes

4 credits

•  CRN 36289: Wednesday & Friday, 10:00 - 11:20 @ CHA 202

This colloquium is devoted to examining texts at the intersection of letters and images in the 20th and early 21st century across German, French, Italian, and American modernist traditions. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 424H/421H: Prevention of Mass Atrocity

Professor: David Frank

4 credits

•  CRN 36251: Monday & Wednesday, 14:00 - 15:20 @ CHA 301

This course is dedicated to the tragedies of mass atrocity and genocide. We will consider approaches designed to inoculate against mass atrocities and genocide and the strategic strategies available to confront mass atrocity or genocide breakout. Read more

Spring 2018 HC 434H/421H: Representing the Holocaust

Professor: Monique Balbuena

4 credits

•  CRN 32558: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00 - 11:50 @ CHA 201

The Holocaust defies human comprehension and logic, and challenges language’s expressive powers. Indeed, the extension of its horror cannot be fully expressed or transmitted, and yet, it must be. But how to represent it? How to say the unspeakable? Read more

Spring 2018 HC 434H/421H: Revolution and Exile in the 18th-century Atlantic: France, USA, and Haiti

Professor: Gordon Sayre

4 credits

•  CRN 32559: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 13:20 @ CHA 202

The American and French Revolutions established our modern political ideologies of nationalism, freedom, equality, toleration and human rights. For those who lived through these revolutions, however, they were not always a matter of noble principles, but a horrifying ordeal of fear and violence. Read more