DePaul Humanities Center Announces Winter Events

Winter quarter may seem ages away, especially to those of us preoccupied with finals, but the DePaul Humanities Center is pleased to announce to the DePaul and Chicago communities to their Winter 2013 Events, featuring selections from three current series: New Voices in the Humanities, Nostalgia and the Age of Enlightenment, and Digital Humanities.

This quarter the DePaul Humanities Center’s events will:

  • Welcome two acclaimed authors, who will read from just-published works of fiction, including DePaul English professor Christine Sneed, reading from her forthcoming novel, Little Known Facts.
  • Offer two forays into Nostalgia and the Age of Enlightenment: a public and participatory discussion about questions of value, excellence and merit in art (and beyond) in a fully-ironic postmodern age, and an examination of the problem of the past in English socialism.
  • Explore how the practice of Digital Humanities can alter our understanding of what constitutes information–unhinging it from human meaning–and what consequences may arise as a result.

Please see the flyer for event details. Further descriptions will be posted closer to the time of each individual event.


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