Humanistic Studies

UW-Green Bay

Date: November 16, 2008

Literature, the Humanities, and the University

Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum:

“Literature, the Humanities, and the University:
Three Democratic Institutions”

Bryan Vescio
Professor of Humanistic Studies and English

Friday, 21 November 2008
1965 Room

Professor Vescio will present his “pragmatist” theory of literature and attempt to change the way we conceive of literature in such a way as to make it serve a modern, democratic society rather than older forms of social organization.  What is “literature”?  What makes literature distinctive within the humanities?  Where is literature situated in humanistic studies and the university?  For answers to these questions, be sure to attend the next Faculty Forum!

American Carnival

The Green Bay Film Society will present the next International Film of the semester on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Neville Public Museum.

American Carnival
American, 2007

This film is a documentary on the lives of carnival performers (“carnies”) and the roads they travel through small-town Wisconsin.  Director Laura Stewart preserves the carnie lifestyle in this funny and sensitive work, while the carnies themselves dispel many of the myths associated with carnivals since the 1940s and 1950s.

Laura Stewart will be at the showing to intriduce and discuss her work.

All are welcome to attend.

More information on the Green bay Film Society may be found here.

Moliere Than Thou!

Tim Mooney in

“Moliere Than Thou”

Tim Mooney will perform his one man show “Moliere Than Thou” on December 2, 2008 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.  The show is in English and features this internationally performed and acclaimed comic rendition of Moliere’s comedies.

 This show is sponsored by Cercle francais (French Club) and Humanistic Studies, both of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  Free admission to University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students with ID, $2 for all others. 

 Please direct questions to

Bittersweet Winds Exhibit

Bittersweet Winds Exhibit
A Traveling Exhibit of Native American Imagery
Presented by Richie Plass

  November 24 & 25, 2008
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Room 103 in the Union

This exhibit contains many images of Native Peoples in America including images that inspire negative attitudes as well as historically accurate images of the Native Peoples of the past and present.

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