Join us for a conversation regarding the culture, politics, and history of contemporary Puerto Rico in anticipation of guitarist Yovianna García's concert Herencias, at 7:30 PM in Goodwin Hall.
Edgardo Díaz and Peter Manuel (2009). "Puerto Rico: the rise and fall of the danza as national music." In Peter Manuel. Creolizing Contradance in the Caribbean
. Temple University Press, 113-122.
Panelists Dan Roman and Eric Galm, Music; Luis Figueroa, History; Yovianna García, guitarist
Moderator Anne Lambright, Language and Culture Studies/Hispanic Studies
Thursday, October 9 Common Hour
Beauty, Culture, Freedom: Western norms and women's bodies
Who decides what "progress" and "empowerment" mean for women's bodies? Join feminist scholars in examining the politics of globalizing dominant Western beauty ideals and the resulting constructions and controls of women's bodies, including veiling, female genital cutting and body weight.
Panelists Tamsin Jones, Religion; Tanetta Andersson, Sociology; Afshan Jafar, Sociology, Connecticut College
Moderator Janet Bauer, International Studies
Thursday, November 20th Common Hour
Canon, Curriculum, Cultural Authority: Shaping the "educated person"
Why does a society form a "canon"—the body of art and literature deemed "important" or "great" by cultural authorities? What is the ideal or practical relationship between canon and curriculum? How has the changing notion of the "educated individual" challenged the traditional Western canon?
Panelists Seth Sanders, Religion; Rachel Leventhal-Weiner, Educational Studies; Bill Mace, Psychology
Moderator Meredith Safran, Classics