Past Events

Interpretive Improv!

11/21/2014

On Friday, November 21st at 4 pm in 400B, the Barrs Committee brings you another new and exciting event: Interpretive Improv! We will be distributing a short “surprise” literary text to everyone at the table, and all present are invited (but not required!) to provide an on-the-fly reading. To get the improv ball rolling, Frank Blessington,…
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Barrs Lecture Series: “The Open Book: Medieval Data in the 21st Century”

10/16/2014

William Noel is  the Director of the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare books, and Manuscripts and founding director of the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Noel’s expertise is medieval illuminated manuscripts an he is a vocal advocate for open accessible humanities data. He is best known for overseeing…
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Meet the Author: Carla Kaplan

09/30/2014

Carla Kaplan reads from her book, Miss Anne in Harlem, and discusses the startling and controversial lives of the white women of the Harlem Renaissance who are the topic of her study.  12:00 p.m., Room 90, Snell Library (basement of Snell).

“Criticism Slam”

09/18/2014

A “Criticism Slam” with Professor Marina Leslie, Professor Patrick Mullen, and Doctoral Candidate Mina Ino Nikolopoulou. This is the first of what we have planned as a more informal, lively series of events to break out of the usual talk mode, offer insight into how our colleagues think with and about texts, and enjoy each others’ company doing what we love….
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