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Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

May 10th, 2016

Here is an blog post on the connection between dogs and spirituality. It includes a touching anecdote from Levinas on a dog’s recognition of his humanity: There were seventy of us in a forestry commando unit for Jewish prisoners of war in Nazi Germany. . . . We were beings entrapped in their species; despite […]


“Animal: What Makes Us Human,” Lectures at Newberry Library/Chicago Humanities Festival, Nov 2

October 22nd, 2013

The Chicago Humanities Festival, The Newberry Library, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago are pleased to announce a special opportunity for graduate students. On Saturday, November 2 three dynamic scholars of American history and culture-Professors Peter Mancall (University of Southern California, History and Anthropology), Wai Chee Dimock […]


CFP: HERA Conference, “Humane, Inhumane, Human”

September 24th, 2013

HERA Call for Papers Humanities Education and Research Association Annual Conference, February 27- March 1, 2014 Washington D.C.     Humane, Inhumane, Human   In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2014 conference. The wide range of disciplines […]


Lecture: “Eating Meat: Good or Bad? You Decide,” Dr. Mylan Engel, Marquette, Sept. 26

Lecture: “Eating Meat: Good or Bad? You Decide,” Dr. Mylan Engel, Marquette, Sept. 26

September 22nd, 2013