Martha Kelly, Department of German and Russian Studies
Join us for our final talk of the 2014-15 season as Martha Kelly of MU’s Department of German and Russian Studies explores the harmonies of music and spirituality.
Valerie Kaussen, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Ah, Paris! La ville de la poésie! Come wander its streets and experience its cadences without ever leaving Columbia in the March installment of Speaking of Culture, this month featuring Valerie Kaussen, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Missouri.
Steven Watts, Department of History
Get in the mood for Valentine’s Day with the renowned Steven Watts, Professor of History at the University of Missouri, whose 2009 biography of Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy, was deemed “riveting” by the Newark Star Ledger and “illuminating” by the Los Angeles Times.
Rachel Harper, Honors College
Personal recollections of Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez.
Nicole Monnier, Department of German and Russian Studies
Come hear all about the unforgettable “daughters of Sulket,” guardians of vanishing musical legacy and distillers of Russian moonshine.
Gabriel Fried, Department of English
To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons, the groundbreaking role-playing game, Speaking of Culture director Gabriel Fried will discuss the game and its essential role in his becoming a writer.
Artist/curator Anne Thompson discusses her fascinating current project, an engagement with I-70’s motley billboard culture.
Patricia Okker, Professor of English and Deputy Provost
Think Academics are all brains and no brawn? Think again, and join us for the first talk of the 2015-16 season.