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Gilbert Lecture Series presents author and game designer Ian Bogost “The Mistrust of Things”

Event Date: Thursday, April 16 Time: 6pm reception, 6:30pm lecture Location: Dedman Life Science Building, room 131 How can we learn to live with things? How do we approach a world so replete, so overburdened with stuff that it’s literally falling apart … Continue reading

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Holy Words in Hollywood: The Ten Commandments and American Identity

Event date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Event time: 7:30pm Location: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall     The epic Bible films of the 1950s used the Hebrew Bible much as the Puritans did in an earlier era: as a prophecy of … Continue reading

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Heretics, Pagans, Jews (and Samaritans): The Priorities of Christian Imperial Programs in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

Event date: Monday, April 27, 2015 Event time:12-1 pm Location: Hyer Hall, Room 100 The treatment of Jews under the Christian Roman empire is often represented as yet another chapter in a dismaying narrative of pervasive and continuous anti-Judaism. This lecture … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, to speak at Austin College this week on his book Lone Star Tarnished

North Texas e-News Sherman, Texas — Austin College’s annual Public Administration Symposium will feature the presentation “Lone Star Tarnished” by political expert Cal Jillson, sharing ideas from his book Lone Star Tarnished: A Critical Look at Texas Politics and Public … Continue reading

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Department of English and Ethnic Studies Program co-sponsor musical tribute to African American author-activist Margaret Walker Alexander on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Members of the SMU community are invited to a free performance of “For My People: A New Musical Work” on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Clarence Muse Café Theater, 1309 … Continue reading

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Litfest lineup includes Liam Callanan, Peter Turchi

Dallas Morning News- Arts Blog Posted: March 5, 2015 On a frosty late-winter morning, it’s good to be able to focus on the harbingers of spring. Southern Methodist University’s Litfest may be just such a harbinger. The annual festival, which … Continue reading

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Engaged Learning Week- Jan. 26-30

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Jewish Studies and The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies present Dan Arbell: The US- Turkey-Israel Triangle

Dan Arbell, a scholar-in-residence at the Center for Israeli Studies at American University, is a 25 year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service, serving in senior posts overseas in the UN, the US and Japan, and holding senior positions at … Continue reading

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The Makings of Jane Austen

Professor Devoney Looser, Arizona State University, will present her research on the reception of Jane Austen from the late nineteenth century forward in a Gilbert Lecture on November 13, 2014 in McCord Auditorium. Receptions begins at 6:00 PM. For more … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies Research Cluster

Event date: 12/12/14 Event time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Event location: Hyer 308A Event description: This cluster will explore how Jews used a range of media, namely visual culture and written publications, to represent themselves and their socio-political objectives to … Continue reading

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