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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.
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