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Hall Center announces 2007-08 lecture series

August 11, 2007

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An artist, a journalist and a Pulitzer Prize winner are just three of the speakers for the 2007-08 Humanities Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities at Kansas University.

Each lecture is free, open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. on the date indicated below.

Sept. 24: Alexander McCall Smith, best-selling author of the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series and "The Sunday Philosophy Club," will speak at the Lied Center.

Oct. 22: Sara Ahmed, professor of race and cultural studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London, is the author of more than 30 articles and book chapters and four books, including "The Cultural Politics of Emotion" and "Differences that Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism." Her lecture will be at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union .

Nov. 8: Orville Schell's written work includes 15 books, 10 of them about China. He has also published in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, the New Yorker, Time, Wired and Foreign Affairs, and has been a contributor on China for PBS, NBC and CBS. Schell's lecture will take place at the Kansas Union ballroom.

Feb. 27: Paul Muldoon, who will speak at Woodruff Auditorium, is the winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for his poetry collection "Moy Sand and Gravel."

April 2: Ian Buruma, a journalist and cultural commentator, is the author of "Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh" and "The Limits of Tolerance." He will speak at Woodruff.

April 24: Carol Ann Carter, KU professor of art, has shown her artwork nationally and internationally in numerous individual and group exhibitions. Her lecture will take place at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

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