Franke Lectures in the Humanities

The annual Franke Lectures in the Humanities provide up to four public lectures a year, organized in conjunction with an upper-level undergraduate humanities seminar. The lectures are made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, and are intended to present important topics in the Humanities to a wide and general audience.

The fall 2016 Franke Lectures will be held in conjunction with the seminar “James Baldwin's American Scene” taught by Jacqueline Goldsby.

James Baldwin in the 21st Century
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
2:30pm

Auditorium

Windham-Campbell prize winner Hilton Als in conversation with Jacqueline Goldsby
(Windham-Campbell Prizes, African American Studies, and Whitney Humanities Center)

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The Price of the Ticket (USA, 1989) 87 min.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:30pm

Auditorium

James Baldwin’s American Scene
Director Karen Thorsen
Filmmaker and Co-Producer Douglas K. Dempsey
Post-screening discussion with director and Jacqueline Goldsby

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The Whole Body of the Sound: Listening to Jimmy Baldwin Listen
Thursday, October 13, 2016
5:30pm

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James Baldwin’s American Scene
Ed Pavlić‡, University of Georgia

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The Devil Finds Work: James Baldwin on American Cinema
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5:30pm

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James Baldwin’s American Scene
Rich Blint, Pratt Institute

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Erasure, Overlay, Manipulation: James Baldwin’s Queer Dwellings
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
5:30pm

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James Baldwin’s American Scene
Magda Zaborowska, University of Michigan

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I Am Not Your Negro, Director Raoul Peck
Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00pm

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(USA, 2016) 95 min.
James Baldwin’s American Scene
(American Studies; Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; Departments of English; Department of History; LGBT Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Franke Seminar in the Humanities; African American Studies; Films at the Whitney, supported by the Barbakow Fund for Innovative Film Programs at Yale)

Limited seating. First come, first seated. Doors open at 6:30pm.
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Why Does James Baldwin Love You?
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
5:30pm

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James Baldwin’s American Scene
Christopher Lebron, Yale University

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