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Humanities Week

Life-long learners attend a week-long lecture series showcasing professors from the College of Humanities on a variety of topics, through Friday, Oct. 19; free. Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: John Melillo, visiting professor in the department of English, presents "Voices in My Head: Lyric Voices from Dada to Nicki Minaj"; and from 5 to 6 p.m.: Bryan Carter, assistant professor in Africana studies, presents "There's an App for That: The Evolution of Humanities." On Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5 p.m.: Katherine Hayles, professor of literature at Duke University presents "The Technological Sublime, Virtual Money and Physical Violence: Suarez's Daemon and Freedom"; and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Ken McAllister, professor and director of the graduate program in rhetoric, composition and the teaching of English, presents "What Do Memes Remember: A Meditation on the Viral Spread of Ideas." On Friday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m.: Fabian Alfie, professor of Italian and head of the Department of French and Italian, presents "Dante's Poetry of Insult: Dante's#&@%! Tenzone With Forese Donati"; from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thomas Kovach, professor of German studies, presents "Parental Issues: Nazi Progeny in War-Era Germany"; and from 6:15 to 9 p.m., representatives of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies present "Moscow Is Burning!: Russian Poetry, Music and Mayhem." Call 626-4319, or visit for more information.

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