You have a choice.
If you attend the roundtable (checking in with me afterwards), you get credit for 2 comments (which means you can take either this week or next week off).
If you attend the roundtable or the lecture and post your response to the blog, you will receive 5% extra credit to your final grade. NB: attending both does not increase this extra credit.
The Homi Bhabha Roundtable
Parker Reed Room (Alumni Building) from 4-5:q5 pm on Feb 22, Wednesday.
The following students were selected to participate:
Cecilia Conroy (Eng)
Kristen Starkowski (Eng)
Kat McCarrick (Eng)
Hannah Goodwin (French)
Hannah DeAngelis (French/Antro)
Michelle Mathai (French)
“Between Civility and Barbarism: Some Thoughts on the Fate of the Humanities”
Renowned scholar/cultural critic Homi K. Bhabha will address important issues facing the academy and the larger culture. Bhabha is the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the department of English, the director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, and the senior advisor on the humanities to the president and provost at Harvard University. Bhabha is the author of numerous works exploring postcolonial theory, cultural change and power, and cosmopolitanism, among other themes. Some of his works include Nation and Narration and The Location of Culture, which was reprinted as a Routledge Classic in 2004. Harvard University Press will publish his forthcoming book, A Global Measure, and Columbia University Press will publish his next book, The Right to Narrate.
The library has also set up a page with more information on him: http://libguides.colby.edu/bhabha