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Upcoming events of note: PMA/BMC Symposium with keynote address by Anna Chave; Silke-Maria Weineck lecture on fatherhood in Vienna, circa 1900; Reading by Diane Gilliam Fisher, poet of Appalachia

Chave to sound symposium keynote.This Friday, April 4, Anna Chave, one of the leading figures in the second generation of feminist art historians, will deliver the keynote address for the Philadelphia Symposium on the History of Art, "Revaluing Minimalism: Patronage, Aura, and Place." The talk, to take place in Carpenter B21, will be followed by a reception in the Rare book Room of Canaday Library.

The Philadelphia Symposium on the History of Art is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Symposium organizers have invited graduate students from nine colleges and universities to present papers in the museum's Van Pelt Auditorium on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keynote speaker Chave will respond to the papers at the end of the day. Admission to the symposium is free with museum admission.

Fatherhood in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna. On Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m., the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics and History of Art will present "Dead Children: Fatherhood at the Turn of the Century," a lecture by University of Michigan Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature Silke-Maria Weineck. The lecture, which is free and open to all, is associated with an interdisciplinary Graduate Group seminar focusing on Viennese Modernism taught by Associate Professor of German Imke Meyer and Professor of History of Art Christiane Hertel. It will be held in the lecture hall in English House.

Poet Diane Gilliam Fisher on the People of Appalachia. On Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m., poet and essayist Diane Gilliam Fisher will present "The People of Appalachia: A Poetry Reading on Class and Race" in the Dorothy Vernon Room of Haffner. Fisher was born in Columbus, Ohio, to parents who were part of the Appalachian outmigration. Her work explores the complex intersections of race, class, and gender.She will be reading from new material and from her most widely acclaimed book, Kettle Bottom, which brings to light the painful and complex emotional truths of living in the coal camps of Appalachia from the perspectives of its various community members.

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Posted 4/3/2008 by Claudia Ginanni