Humanities - Events Calendar


Dustin Pearson book launch

Magic City Books is proud to welcome Dustin Pearson for a book launch event to celebrate his new poetry collection, A Season in Hell with Rimbaud. Dustin Pearson is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at the University of Tulsa. This free event will take place in the Algonquin Room at Magic City Books.

Dustin is the author of two previous collections, A Family Is a House (C&R Press, 2019), and Millennial Roost (C&R Press, 2018) and was awarded a Pushcart Prize in 2021.

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The Truth Must be Spoken: Jesuit Political Theology and Rupert Mayer’s Resistance to Hitler

Russel Lemmons, university distinguished professor of history at Jacksonville State University, will present a lecture titled “’The Truth Must be spoken’: Jesuit Political Theology and Rupert Mayer’s Resistance to Hitler.” This lecture is sponsored by the Warren Chair for Catholic Studies and the Department of Philosophy and Religion. There will be a reception following the lecture at the TU Newman Center.

Evidence of a Queer Past: Recovering Willa Cather and Edith Lewis’ Creative Partnership

Just what were lesbian sexuality and identity in the early twentieth century U.S., and how do orientations toward evidence inform biographical inquiry into the lives of women who loved women in the historical record?

Willa Cather and Edith Lewis lived an un-closeted, if discreet, life as a couple in New York City from 1908 to Cather’s death in 1947. In this lecture, Professor Melissa Homestead will give a brief overview of her recent book recovering Cather and Lewis’s domestic partnership and literary collaboration, The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather and Edith Lewis.

This is a hybrid-presentation event. Please join us in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium at The University of Tulsa, or participate online via Zoom.

Lecture: Finding the Historical Francis of Assisi

Please join the Department of Philosophy and Religion in opening the academic year with a lecture by the renowned medievalist, Augustine Thompson, O.P.  Fr. Augustine has held positions at the University of Oregon, the University of Virginia, and the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. He has just been appointed as the president of the Pontifical Medieval Institute at the University of Toronto. He is the author of many books, most notably the subject of the evening’s lecture: Francis of Assisi: A New Biography from Cornell University Press.  The lecture will be followed by a reception at the TU Newman Center.

All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism – Authors’ Panel

Two first-year writing courses are studying Lydia X. Z. Brown, E. Ashkenazy, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu’s anthology, All the Weight of Our Dreams: On Living Racialized Autism. During this online event, anthology co-editor Lydia X. Z. Brown, along with contributor Angel McCorkle and Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network Founding Executive Director Sharon DaVanport, will discuss the anthology, share brief readings from it, and respond to student questions submitted in advance. This panel is being sponsored by the Writing Program and the English Department, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Health Sciences and the Speech-Language Pathology student association.

ASL interpreters and live captioning provided.

RSVP required for attendees: Zoom link and password provided via email on the day of the event to registered attendees.

Bringing the Bible to Life

Discover how archaeology intersects with the Bible as we tour the vaults at Tulsa’s Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art with Miriam Belmaker, TU professor of anthropology, and Mikel Yantz, director of collections and exhibitions. The group will be looking at animal bones from the time period 5000 BC to 1000 AD.

This event, sponsored by Lambda Alpha, is open to all TU students, faculty and staff. Participants should meet at the entrance to the museum, 2021 E. 71st St., Tulsa.