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2014-2015 Speaker Series "Authenticity"

Dr. Isabel Hull

“Rethinking the First World War through the Lens of International Law”

Dr. Hull is the John Stambaugh Professor of History at Cornell University. Commemorating the one-hundred-year anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, Hull will provide insight into the significance of the War from the vantage of international law. Her most recent book is A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Research Fellow.

Free and Open to the Public

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Lecture Hall

Doudna Fine Arts Center


Alice Bag

“Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage, a Chicana Punk Story”

Alice Bag was the lead singer of The Bags, the first female fronted punk band to play the Masque during the West Coast punk revolution of 1977. Her new book Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage is the story of her upbringing in East L.A., her eventual migration to Hollywood and the euphoria and aftermath of the first punk wave. Violence Girl reveals how domestic abuse fueled her desire for female empowerment and sheds a new perspective on the origin of hardcore, a style most often associated with white suburban males.

Alice is a long-time blogger-turned-author and a former bilingual elementary school teacher. An outspoken activist, feminist and a self-proclaimed troublemaker, Alice brings her Chicana punk attitude to the printed page in her new book.

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Black Box Theatre

Doudna Fine Arts Center


Dr. Jeannie Ludlow

“Undue Burdens and Personal Responsibility: Literary Pregnancy and Abortion in the Post-Choice Decade in the United States”

Dr. Ludlow is Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Women’s Studies. Her research interests include representations of abortion and reproduction in contemporary literature and writing, abortion discourse, and activist pedagogy. Exploring author Julia Alvarez’s claim that there are truths that “can only finally be understood by fiction, only finally be redeemed by the imagination,” her presentation is about the power of the humanities to redeem complex truths in a transitional historical moment in U.S. reproductive rights.

Annual Center for the Humanities Faculty Lecture

Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Lecture Hall

Doudna Fine Arts Center


Dr. Barbara J. King

“How Animals Grieve”

Originally scheduled to appear during the 2013-14 season, Dr. Barbara J. King is a biological anthropologist and science writer at the College of William and Mary. Her latest book How Animals Grieve reflects her keen interest in animal emotion and cognition. King contributes weekly to’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog and writes regularly for The Times Literary Supplement. At home in Virginia, she and her husband care for rescued cats.

Lynch Humanities Lecture Series Speaker

Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Lecture Hall

Doudna Fine Arts Center

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Director: C.C. Wharram

Doudna Fine Arts Center 1343
(217) 581-3968

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