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A Love Supreme: The (Rhetorical) Legacy of John Coltrane

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert HallCatonsville, MD, United States

The 5th Annual Hill-Robinson McNair Lecture presents a concert/talk Earl H. Brooks, assistant professor of English, on the topic of A Love Supreme: The (Rhetorical) Legacy of John Coltrane. He will be joined by the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer.

The Sounds of the Futuro with Julián Delgado Lopera

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

What if Spanglish were to be the default language of high literature? In this talk Julián Delgado Lopera examines oral traditions, spoken word, and language that’s fleeting and usually discarded as sites of ripe creativity and engines for the making of their novel, Fiebre Tropical.

LGBTQ+ Oral Histories: Ethics and Practice

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibition Lost Boys: Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents a panel discussion, LGBTQ+ Oral Histories: Ethics and Practice. The discussion will feature Kate Drabinski (UMBC), Joseph Plaster (Johns Hopkins University), Hunter O’Hanian (independent scholar and curator), and students of the 2023 Interdisciplinary CoLab, “LGBTQ+ Oral History Project.”

Meet Diva Moreira

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

One of the griots of Black radical tradition in Brazil, Diva Moreira is a political scientist and activist on social issues primarily concerning race, feminism, and the working class since the 1960s. She founded Casa Dandara, a cultural center promoting black self-esteem and leadership, for which she was awarded an Ashoka Fellowship.

Maya Quilolo

105 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Black in the Americas Series presents Maya Quilolo, a Maroon artist and researcher whose investigations address and explore the intersections between art, anthropology, and black and indigenous cosmologies through film, photography, drawing, performance, literature, and sculpture. She will host a four-part workshop series, Beyond the Eyes: Embodied Methodologies into an Environmental Image.

Ancient Studies Week with Joseph Howley

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As the computer, the printing press, or the quill pen was to the book culture of other eras, slavery was to ancient Rome. From the Late Republic through the High Empire, members of Rome's literate elite made use of enslaved research assistants and stenographers to write books, enslaved copyists and binders to make new copies and maintain old ones, and enslaved readers to read aloud for convenience or in social settings. This talk by Joseph Howley ’06, ancient studies, will examine enslaved reading in Rome, situate that practice in histories of reading and of slavery, and look at how the questions this practice raises relate to the current moment of interest in generative AI.

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