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CICS International Forum speakers scheduled
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Center for International and Comparative
Studies (CICS) has announced four public lectures by visiting scholars participating
in the CICS International Forum for U.S. Studies.
Made possible by a $250,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Forum
is a unique, three-year program designed to promote scholarship about the
United States in other countries. Each spring from now until 1999, the Forum
is hosting several foreign scholars to participate as Forum fellows, so that
they may pursue research at the UI on American issues and culture. Public
lectures by the fellows are part of the Forum schedule.
Forum fellow Hazel Rowley, a senior lecturer in literary studies at Deakin
University will give a talk, "Leaving Home: The Dilemma of the 'Exile'
Writer" at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in the English-Philosophy Building,
Rm. 304. Afterwards, Yu Jianhua, a Shanghai International Studies University
professor of English, will speak on "The Authenticity of Immigrant Ghetto
Later that week, Moshe Shokeid, professor of sociology and anthropology at
Tel Aviv University will speak on the topic, "The Anthropologist's Work
in the Field of Unconventional Sexuality: Issues of Practice and Ethics Observing
Activities at Gay and Lesbian Organizations." Shokeid's lecture will
be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Jefferson Building, second floor lounge.
Last on the schedule is Sylvia Hilton, professor of history at Complutense
University in Madrid, Spain. Hilton will give a lecture titled, "The
Power of Myth: Spanish Federalists and the Idea of the American Mission in
the War of 1898" at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1 is the Jefferson Building,
second floor lounge.
The Forum fellows arrived at the UI in January. They have access to the UI
Libraries, the Center for Advanced Studies and other campus resources and
meet twice monthly with UI faculty to discuss mutual research interests. In
addition, they will participate in a series of public forums on selected topics.