Lyceum Lecture 2014

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2014
Thursday, April 10th
5:00 PM

Spring 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Minorities in China"

Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Framingham State University

Forum, McCarthy College Center

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Myth: The Chinese all look alike.

Myth: The Chinese all eat the same food.

Myth: All Chinese people speak Chinese.

Seen from the outside, China is perceived to be a homogeneous country. But, with 55 ethnic minority groups living within its borders, China is a very diverse country. This discussion will explore the uniqueness of these cultures as well as how they fit into Chinese society. Presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Department of World Languages, Framingham State University.

5:01 PM

Reception

Framingham State University

Forum

5:01 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Welcome

Framingham State University

Forum

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

Presentation: "Minorities In China"

Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Framingham State University

Forum

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

Myth: The Chinese all look alike.

Myth: The Chinese all eat the same food.

Myth: All Chinese people speak Chinese.

Seen from the outside, China is perceived to be a homogeneous country. But, with 55 ethnic minority groups living within its borders, China is a very diverse country. This discussion will explore the uniqueness of these cultures as well as how they fit into Chinese society.

Presented by Dr. Mary-Ann Stadtler-Chester, Department of World Languages, Framingham State University.

6:30 PM

Questions & Discussion

Framingham State University

Forum

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 16th
5:00 PM

Fall 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Raising Spirits: Victorian Ghost Stories"

Lynn Parker, Framingham State University

Forum, McCarthy College Center

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In addition to being "great reads" that still frighten us today, Victorian ghost stories and supernatural literature reflect the growing apprehension that Victorians felt in response to rapidly shifting cultural boundaries, such as changes in religion, new scientific theories, and advancing technology. Examining the Victorian fascination with the spectral encourages us to consider the ways in which our contemporary culture's obsession with the supernatural may mark a similar discomfort with fast-paced social change.

Presented by Dr. Lynn Parker, Professor, English Department, Framingham State University.

Reception

Framingham State University

Forum

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Welcome & Introduction

Karen Druffel, Framingham State University
Linda Vaden-Goad, Framingham State University

Forum

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Welcome from Professor Karen Druffel, Director, CELTSS 2012-2015

Introduction by Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad, Vice President for Academic Affairs.

5:45 PM

Presentation: "Raising Spirits: Victorian Ghost Stories"

Lynn Parker, Framingham State University

Forum

5:45 PM - 6:30 PM

In addition to being "great reads" that still frighten us today, Victorian ghost stories and supernatural literature reflect the growing apprehension that Victorians felt in response to rapidly shifting cultural boundaries, such as changes in religion, new scientific theories, and advancing technology. Examining the Victorian fascination with the spectral encourages us to consider the ways in which our contemporary culture's obsession with the supernatural may mark a similar discomfort with fast-paced social change.

Presented by Dr. Lynn Parker, Professor, English Department, Framingham State University.

6:30 PM

Questions & Discussion

Framingham State University

Forum

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM