Event Recommendations

Do you have suggestions for possible European Cultural Studies excursions or events? If so, please contact Huiyi Gu, UDR for the ECS Program.

Dessert Lectures

Visit the Dessert Lecture Series page for more information about past European Cultural Studies Chocolate Cake and Lemon Cake lectures.

Past Events

Spring 2017 ECS Chocolate Cake Lecture: "Kierkegaard's Response to Hegel's Interpretation of Antigone"

Featuring Jon Stewart, Research Fellow at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Thursday, March 30, 2017
4:00 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb 119)

Spring 2017 ECS Lemon Cake Lecture: "'But little ... that I can recognize': Challenges of Writing the Civil War"

Featuring Elizabeth D. Samet, Professor of English at the U.S. Military Academy

Monday, March 13, 2017
3:30 p.m.
Golding 103

Meet the Majors: COML & ECS

Monday, March 6, 2017
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Shiffman 121

Meet the Majors: COML, GRALL, ECS

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Shiffman 121

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Spring 2016 ECS Lemon Cake Lecture: "Dostoevsky's Concept of Unity: Pro and Contra"

Featuring Anna Berman, Assistant Professor of Russian Studies at McGill University, and Yuri Corrigan, Assistant Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at Boston University

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
(Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. 303)

Meet the Majors/Minors: GRALL Programs, COML, ECS & SAS

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Shiffman 216

Fall 2015 ECS Chocolate Cake Lecture: "Osip Mandelstam and Visual Experience"

Featuring Andrew Kahn, Professor of Russian Literature, University of Oxford, and Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
(Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. 303)


Spring 2015 ECS Lemon Cake Lecture: "Bakhtin and the Actor"

Featuring Caryl Emerson, A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb 119)

Fall 2014 ECS Chocolate Cake Lecture: "The Prosodic Protolanguage Hypothesis and the Origins of Poetry"

Featuring Anna Christina Ribeiro, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas Tech University

Monday, November 24, 2014, 2 p.m.
Shiffman 125

"The Other Stories in Anna Karenina: A Translator's Perspective

Featuring Rosamund Bartlett, Ph.D.

Monday, November 3, 2014, 2 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 303

"Reality as Palimpsest: Walter Benjamin as Flâneur"

Featuring Howard Eiland, Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2 p.m.
Mandel Reading Room
Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room 303

Conference: The Many Dimensions of Herbert Marcuse

October 1-2, 2014
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library