The 2001-2002 Institute for the Humanities Visiting Fellow is Natalie Zemon Davis, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita, Princeton University; Adjunct Professor of History and Senior Fellow in Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, will be this year’s Visiting Fellow, in residence from January 21 to February 2, 2002. She will offer two seminars open to faculty and advanced graduate students on the topic of “Cultural Mixture in a Divided World.” Please see the facing page for full details, including how to register for these seminars.
She will also deliver a keynote address at the 2001-2002 "Covering New Ground" Graduate Student Conference. This address, "Cultural Mixture in a Divided World,” will take place on Friday, January 25, at 4 pm.
Sessions will explore various models for cultural mixture and strategies for identity adopted by people who move between worlds.The readings will feature a mixture of genres and disciplines including history, literature, anthropology, religion and language.The multiple perspectives these readings provide will allow us to analyze the cultural challenges of movement between worlds, including between Islamic societies and those of the west.
January 22, 2002, from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Between Literature and History: Cultural Mixture in the Work of Assia Djebar
Reading: Assia Djebar, Fantasia: An Algerian Cavalcade
January 30, 2002 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Between Anthropology and Literature: Cultural Mixture in the Work of Lila Abu-Lughod.
Reading: Lila Abu-Lughod, Writing Women’s Worlds: Bedouin Stories