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For Spring 2016 we’re delighted to continue our yearlong reanimation of the problem of modern time. This term we welcome distinguished scholars who will discuss three aspects of time in modernity: doing time (incarceration), keeping time (measurement), and changing time (in popular music). Events are in New North Building, Georgetown University. All are welcome. Schedule is below.

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1) Tuesday, February 2 | 4:30 PM | New North 204

Caleb Smith (Professor of English & American Studies, Yale University)
Doing Time: The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict

UPDATE: Prof. Smith’s visit has unfortunately been cancelled due to a family emergency. 

2) Thursday, March 17 | 12:30 PM | Lannan Center: New North 408 

Carlene Stephens (Curator, Division of Work and Industry, National Museum of American History)
Keeping Time: Reinventing the Wristwatch

3) Thursday, April 21 | 4:30 PM | Lannan Center: New North 408

Jack Hamilton (Assistant Professor of Media Studies & American Studies, University of Virginia, and pop critic at Slate)
Changing Time: Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, and the Birth of Sixties Music


Please email brian.hochman@georgetown.edu or nathan.hensley@georgetown.edu with questions and to RSVP. 

About Nathan Hensley

Nathan K. Hensley is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University; he works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and the novel.
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