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Spring 2016-2017 Common Seminar Theme Announced: Modernity and Its Others, to be Taught by Professor Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology)

Professor Mohammed Bamyeh from the Department of Sociology has graciously accepted CLST's offer to teach this year's Common Seminar (CLST 2050), Wednesday 6-8:30 in the 402 Classroom. The theme he...

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Three CLST Fellowships Awarded

This year through a unique arrangement CLST will be having not two, but three fellows, two half-year and one full-year one.  The full-year one went to Olga Kim from Film Studies (Slavic), for her...

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Ron Zboray Re-Appointed as CLST Director for 3-Year Term

After his unanimous election in April, Ron Zboray has been appointed by Dean James F. Knapp to a second three-year term until Summer 2019.

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Mark Your Calendars for CLST's Common Seminar Colloquium and Keywords Distinguished Lecture Series 20-21 April 2016

Thanks to generous funding from the Provost's Year of the Humanities Initiative, the Humanities Center, and the Keywords Project (Pitt and Jesus College, Cambridge), CLST is able to offer an event...

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CLST Launches Keywords Collage Poster Competition

Open to both undergraduate and graduate students who can compete for First Prize ($300), Second Prize ($200), and ($100) awards. Click...

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CLST Executive Committee Oversees the Election of Director of the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies

The CLST Executive Committee met on 17 March and made plans for conducting the triennial election of the CLST Director.  Because the current director announced his intention to seek a second term...

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Recipients of Next Year's CLST Fellowship Announced
The CLST Fellowship Committee met on 1 February. Mohammed Bamyeh (SOC) was elected chair of the meeting by the committee members who...
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Fall 2016 Crosslisted Courses Announced: 43 Courses to Choose From!

The CLST Executive Committee is pleased to announce its selection of crosslisted courses for Fall 2016. For the courses, click here, then...

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"Keywords" CLST 2050 Common Seminar 2016 Successfully Launched by Course Instructors Jonathan Arac and Colin MacCabe at October 21 Open House

A sizeable crowd gathered on 21 October 2015 on the Cathedral of Learning's fourth floor to be regaled with food, beverages, and a stimulating Inaugural Lecture  from the groundbreaking team of...

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41 Spring 2016 Courses to Choose from for Credit toward CLST Certificates. What are you waiting for? ENROLL NOW!

CLST certitifcate students have plenty of Spring classes to choose from, including many taught by faculty members crosslisting for the...

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CLST Director Ron Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray Publish Two Essays on Popular Reading during the American Civil War

Ron and Mary Zboray have recently published two essays that draw from their massive NEH-funded project on print media use by Civil War Americans.

The first essay, “‘My Unsocial Habit’:...

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A Record 47 CLST-Crosslisted Courses for Fall 2015

The expansion of course offerings that certificate students requested in a survey CLST conducted last year continues with forty-seven courses from which to choose for Fall 2015 (...

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Results of the 2015-2016 CLST Fellowship Competition

This year's all-elected CLST Fellowship Committee, consisting of Bruce Venarde (HIST, Chair), Laura Brown (ANTH), Neil Doshi (FRIT), Randall Halle (GER), Adriana Helbig (MUSIC), and Linda Penkower...

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COMMON SEMINAR 2016: "Keywords" with Colin MacCabe & Jonathan Arac

In light of Pitt's Year of the Humanities, the 2016 Common Seminar will take up one of the university's great ongoing projects (co-sponsored by Jesus College, University of Cambridge),...

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COMMON SEMINAR 2015 LECTURERS ANNOUNCED: Aihwa Ong, Toby Miller, and Sujatha Fernandes

In conjunction with History Professor Lara Putnam's currently-running CLST 2050 Common Seminar on "Outsiders: Citizenship and its Others," three internationally prominent scholars will visit Pitt...

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