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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CANCELED Visiting Scholar Lecture: Jela Kehoe (Slovakia)

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Location: 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Change is the one constant we can truly rely on in our lives. Some changes are welcome; others are perceived as detrimental. The presentation will highlight the changes English triggers within Slovak society and its language. It will also consider the options that exist for small nations when looking for strategies that might protect the cornerstones of their identity while allowing them to remain autonomous and relevant members of an ever-changing and developing community of nations.

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CANCELED Lecture: "The Sound of Silence: Music as a Means of Expression for, and Access to, Meditative Insights"

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Location: 204 DeBartolo Hall

Music expresses our emotions, connects with our memories, we expose ourselves to it, we feel understood by it, or try to make ourselves understood through it. Music plays an important role in our self-conception, a particularly important role in those areas where insights cannot be put into words: in meditation and contemplation.

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CANCELED Creative Writing Reading Series: Garth Greenwell

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Location: 232 Decio Hall

Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

CANCELED Ravarino Lecture: "Niccolò Acciaiuoli: Contradiction and Interdisciplinarity in the Study of Trecento Italy"

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Location: Rare Books & Special Collections (102 Hesburgh Library)

The lecture essentially takes up two distinct points Caferro has been making in his other work: that apparent contradictions should be a category of historical investigation, not smoothed over and compartmentalized and that Byzantium/Greece was close at hand and woven into economics and politics in Italy, from the time of Dante through Boccaccio.

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