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September 2019

Latin American and Hispanic Series Fall 2019

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - November 7 @ 6:00 pm
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October 2019

Prof. Tomoji Shojengi, “How Explanation Comes to an End”

October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

"How Explanation Comes to an End" Dr. Tomoji Shogenji Professor of Philosophy, Rhode Island College Friday, October 18th 3:30-5:00pm Scharbauer 1008 Abstract: One of the common objections to a proposed explanation is that it only moves the location of the problem without solving it because the explanans itself calls for an explanation. So, how does explanation come to an end? Obviously, by a discovery of an explanans that itself calls for no explanation, but what is an explanatory demand? How…

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Green Chair Public Lecture with Dr. Ayanna Thompson

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: What We Still Don’t Know” Nontraditional casting—the practice of casting actors of color in roles that were originally imagined as white characters to be performed by white actors—is a common phenomenon in British and American theatre and film. Nonetheless, very little research has been conducted on the effects of perceptions of race on the reception of classical performances. Scholars interested in audience reception have mostly been limited to anecdotal information from sources such as published theatre…

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