Global Humanities Series, Fall 2017
Alysia N. Harris
Thursday, October 5th @ 4pm
Speed Cinema, 2035 S. 3rd Street
This event is free and open to the public.
"People are like words. Each has its own purpose. Each has an inner and outer life, a life of thought, interpretation, composition and a life of action. I have made my life about words in hopes of making it about people. My poems come from a love for the world and from a desire to see it transformed."
Alysia N. Harris is a Pushcart Prize nominee and winner of the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize in 2014 and 2015. Her work was featured in HBO's Brave New Voices. She received her MFA in poetry from NYU and is currently a PhD candidate in linguistics at Yale University.
Academic vs. Emotive Language
10am – noon * Humanities 300
We are taught as academics to remain unbiased but is there a way in which not acknowledging or investigating our own allegiances and personal investments makes people in this current political moment reject experts and scholars? What work does emotive language accomplish that a didactic and cold, unaffected tone is incapable of doing?