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March - May 2017
News & Announcements
Mellon Fellows Symposium
Fri Sep 15
Time and Eternity in Archaic Greek Literature
Fri Sep 22
Music and the Inner World
Sat Sep 23
The conference will address a range of issues related to music and “the inner world,” a phrase open to various interpretations. The program of invited speakers brings together different psychological/psychoanalytic orientations and different scholarly or professional relations to music. There will be nine half-hour presentations, each followed by a half hour of discussion, along with a keynote presentation. Conference sessions will take place all day Saturday, September 23, and on Sunday morning, ending at 12:30 PM.
The keynote speaker, Francis Grier, based in London, is a distinguished composer and performer, as well as a practicing psychoanalyst. Other presenters include Diane Austin (NYU; music therapist, author of a book on uses of voice in therapy); Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago; author of a recent book about Lacan and musical modernism); Nomi Dave (University of Virginia; research on music, politics, and pleasure); Marion Guck (University of Michigan; recent research on psychoanalytic concepts as models for the music-listener relationship); Erin Johnson and Cara Marinucci (Integrative Music Institute, Charlottesville private practice therapists and trainers of The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music); Fred Maus (University of Virginia; recent work on object relations psychoanalysis and music); Jenny Johnson (Wellesley College; composer and author of publications about music and trauma); Mitchell Morris (UCLA; author of a book about 70s popular music and pleasure; influenced by Klein and Winnicott); and Michael Puri (University of Virginia; author of a book on Ravel and other publications that draw on psychoanalysis).
Conference events on Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public. Potential attendees from outside Charlottesville should be aware that hotel accommodations often fill up because of visitors to the University, especially on weekends, and should plan ahead.
Television Studies in the Global South
Mon Sep 25
Global Political Thought Workshop
Thu Oct 05
Mellon Global South Initiative
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.
Clay Endowments & Grants
The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) invites proposals for funding from the Buckner W. Clay Endowment to support innovative work in the global humanities at the University of Virginia. The Endowment provides an ambitious basis of support for faculty and student research and teaching to be conducted under the auspices of the IHGC. Faculty and students from across all schools and disciplines at the university are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is a new research entity jointly promoted by the University of Virginia, Duke University and the University of Bologna. It is conceived as an intellectual space for scholars coming from different research fields and geographical regions to work together on the redefinition of the humanities in a global age.