April 16, 2002
Cultural Historian Sander Gilman to Speak at Smith
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Sander L. Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago, will present "The Future of the Humanities in an Age of Diminished Resources: Collaboration as an Intellectual Strategy" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, in Wright Hall Auditorium, Smith College. The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
Although Gilman's scholarly palette
has been remarkably broad, the trajectory of his thinking has
had an unmistakable logic, winding its way through the related
intellectual thickets of racial stereotyping, Jewish identity
and self-hatred and of the symbolic and material representations
of gender and sexuality, the body and its pathologies and the
mind and madness. After a remarkably distinguished career at
Cornell and the University of Chicago, Gilman joined the faculty
at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he serves as director
of the humanities laboratory.
Gilman's talk is the second event in
the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute's inaugural
lecture series, "Collaborations."
For more information about the Kahn Institute, call (413) 585-3721 or visit online at http:\\www.smith.edu/kahninstitute.