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2022 Faculty Book Celebration: Panel Discussion

Reflections on Craft: Connecting Creative and Scholarly Practice

March 3, 2022

2022 Faculty Book Celebration keynote speaker Charles Johnson, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, joined a panel of Washington University faculty:
•    Rebecca Copeland, Professor of Japanese Language and Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures;
•    Joanna Dee Das, Assistant Professor of Dance​, Performing Arts Department;
•    Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Departments of English and of African and African-American Studies; and
•    Shreyas R. Krishnan, Assistant Professor in Illustration, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Moderated by Ignacio Infante, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish; and Associate Director, Center for the Humanities.

2022 Faculty Book Celebration: Lectures

Let Your Talent Be Your Guide

March 3, 2022

In this presentation, 2022 Faculty Book Celebration keynote speaker Charles Johnson describes the journey that took him from being a cartoonist and journalist in his late teens and early twenties to becoming a novelist, philosopher, literary scholar, essayist, short story and screen writer, and a college professor. The spirit of this journey is captured in a statement by John Muir: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

PLUS: Brief lectures on two new books by their authors: Diana Montaño, assistant professor, Department of History; and Julia Walker, associate professor, Department of English and associate professor and chair, Performing Arts Department.

2021 James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education 

Remembering James McLeod and the Rise of Black Studies at Washington University

September 30, 2021

Gerald Early, the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters and former chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, gives the 2021 James E. McLeod Memorial Lecture on Higher Education.

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2021 Holocaust Memorial Lecture 

Jewish Physicians and Their Patients: Rescue Strategies in Nazi Occupied Poland

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Natalia Aleksiun, Professor of Modern Jewish History, Touro College / Incoming Harry Rich Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Florida-Gainesville
The relationships between Jewish physicians, non-Jewish medical professionals and patients offer a window into rescue efforts in Nazi-occupied Poland. Jewish testimonies, diaries, memoirs and witness statements in postwar trials tell a story of how communities came together to organize hiding places and aid for Jewish doctors who were threatened by violence and murder. In the lecture, Prof. Aleksiun will discuss how pre-existing professional relationships, a sense of gratitude for medical services rendered in the past and an ongoing need for Jewish physicians’ expertise laid the foundation for a network of support that allowed Jewish physicians to continue to work in the face of the Holocaust and — in the case of some — survive.

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