Life of Ideas, Notions and Concepts Event this Thursday, 11/16

The first event of the series “Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts” will feature three UMaine faculty members and take place on Thursday November 16 from 4-5:30PM in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space Stewart Commons, IMRC.

Steve Evans (English): “Late Style: A Feminist Future for a Category of Patriarchal Aesthetics?”
Jessica Miller (Philosophy): “Medical Futility: A Protean Concept Whose Time is Always Now”
Justin Wolff (Art History): “Passé: Notes on Connoisseurship & Art History”
Moderator: Frédéric Rondeau

There will be coffee and light snacks.

Free and open to the public.

“The Life of Ideas, Notions, and Concepts” is a series consisting of two panels by UMaine Humanities professors and two lectures by visiting scholars curated by Fréderic Rondeau.

Some ideas get old. Some revive after decades of turmoil. Some seem gone forever, and then come back. The decline and the renaissance of an idea, a word, tells us a lot about our society and values. Participants in The Life of Ideas will think about this phenomenon critically by addressing the lifespan of an array of theoretical concepts from humanities disciplines.