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Sessions scheduled on terrorism and the arts, Nov. 16

Two sessions exploring the effects of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent U.S. military action in Afghanistan on the arts and humanities are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 16.

The panel discussions, titled "Terrorism and War, the Arts and the Humanities: A Conversation in the Aftermath of Sept. 11," will run from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in McCormick 101. They are sponsored by the Council of the Humanities .

The first session will focus on how Sept. 11 and its aftermath challenge, alter, limit and/or define the work of the academy. Panelists will discuss what kind of responsibilities such events place upon faculty members as teachers, writers and public intellectuals. Speakers will be Judith Butler, professor of rhetoric at the University of California-Berkeley, and Princeton faculty members Gyan Prakash, professor of history, and Michael Wood, chair of the English department. The moderator will be Karen Beckman, lecturer in English.

In the second session, which will begin at about 4:30 p.m., panelists will explore if and how recent events have shifted the frame of their practice in terms of subject and style or context and reception. Speakers will be Princeton faculty members Eduardo Cadava, associate professor of English; Laura Kurgan, assistant professor of architecture; and Lynne Tillman, lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and creative writing. The moderator will be Hal Foster, the Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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