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Scholars present on literary fair tales
Doyle's "The Fairy Tree," ca.
The enduring popularity of the literary fairy tale will
be explored during a conference Friday and Saturday,
March 30-31, in McCormick 101.
The event, "Considering the
Kunstmärchen: The History and Development of Literary
Fairy Tales," will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Scholars will present papers focusing on
the genre's origins in the 17th century to its contemporary
forms. In addition, three original films from Davenport
Films will be screened. The conference is being sponsored by
the Cotsen Children's Library.
There is a $25 registration fee ($10 for
students). For more information, contact Eric Johnson at
or 258-1148; or visit the conference Web site at www.princeton.edu/
Race, politics and census exlored
Who's Afraid of the Undercount? Race, Politics and the
Census," is the title of a lecture to be presented at 4:30
p.m. Monday, March 26, in Bowl 2, Robertson Hall.
Peter Skerry, associate professor
of government at Claremont McKenna College and nonresident
senior fellow in governmental studies at the Brookings
Institution, will give the address. His research at the
Brookings Institution focuses on immigration policy and the
politics of the U.S. Census.
Skerry's writings on politics,
racial and ethnic issues, immigration and social policy have
appeared in a variety of scholarly and general interest
publications. His most recent book is "Counting on the
Census? Race, Group Identity and the Evasion of Politics,"
published last year by the Brookings Institution Press.
The lecture is sponsored by the
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
and the Survey Research Center.
Librarian of Congress to speak
Librarian of Congress James Billington, a 1950 Princeton
graduate, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27,
in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His address is titled
"A Christian View of History."
Billington was sworn in as the Librarian
of Congress in 1987. He has championed the library's
extension of its outreach efforts to the nation by
digitizing and putting online, free of charge, 5 million of
its most important primary documents of American history. He
created the library's first national private sector support
group, the James Madison Council.
The author of several books about Russia,
Billington created and became chair of the Open World Russia
Leadership Progam in 1999. The Congressional initiative
brought 3,650 emerging young Russian political leaders from
all parts of the Russian Federation to the United States for
intensive exposure to free market democracy at the local
He is a recipient of Princeton's Woodrow
Wilson Award. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs and the Center
for the Study of Religion.
Lecture set on Israeli public opinion
Tamar Hermann, director of the Tami Steinmetz Center for
Peace Research at Tel Aviv University, will present a
lecture titled "Is There a Future for Peace? Israeli Public
Opinion on the Negotiations with the Palestinians" at 4:30
p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium,
Hermann also is chairperson of the
Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Open
University of Israel. Her research and publications focus on
the making of foreign policy, public opinion and national
security, and Israeli politics and extra-parliamentary
activity, especially that of peace movements and the
theoretical and practical aspects of the conflict resolution
She is the author of many articles, books
and edited volumes, including "Crack in the Israeli
Identity," due out this year.
Hermann also co-writes "The Peace Index,"
a monthly column in the Israeli daily Ha'Aretz. She has been
a research fellow at Princeton's Center of International
Studies. Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson
School of Public and International Affairs.
Forrester looks at fate of Freud
John Forrester, a noted Freud scholar, will lecture at
4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in McCormick 101.
Following his lecture, entitled "Talk.com: The Fate of Freud
in the 21st Century?," Elaine Showalter will comment.
Forrester, a professor of history and
philosophy of the sciences at the University of Cambridge
and the Whitney Oates Short-term Fellow in the Humanities
Council, writes widely in the history and philosophy of the
human sciences and psychoanalysis. He is the author of a
number of books on Freud, including "The Seductions of
Psychoanalysis, Freud's Women" (co-written with Lisa
Appignanesi) and the prize-winning "Dispatches from the
Forrester will address the fate of
psychoanalysis, one of the most influential of the new talk
technologies of the 20th century, in our own era.
Showalter, a professor of English and the
Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities at Princeton,
is a well-known feminist critic.
Forrester's lecture is sponsored by the
Department of History and the Humanities Council.
Alumna discusses experiences
Helen Zia, who graduated in Princeton's first
co-educational class in 1973, will speak at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson
Her address is titled "The Asian American
Emergence: A Third World Center Alumna's Journey from Olden
Street to Main Street."
Zia is an award-winning journalist and a
contributing editor to Ms. Magazine, where she was formerly
executive editor. A long-time activist for social justice on
issues ranging from civil rights and peace to women's rights
and countering hate violence, she was named one of the most
influential Asian Americans of the decade by A. Magazine in
Zia is the author of the critically
acclaimed book, "Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an
American People," published last year.
The event is sponsored by the Third World
Center 30th Anniversary Committee, Women's Center, Program
in American Studies and USG Projects Board and also funded
by the Program in the Study of Women and Gender and the
Department of Sociology.
Astronaut launches lecture series
NASA astronaut Story Musgrave will inaugurate the 2001
Evnin Lecture Series with a talk titled "An Artist's View of
the Universe" Thursday, March 29.
Musgrave, a veteran of six space flights,
will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson
The holder of six academic degrees in
fields ranging from mathematics and statistics to chemistry
and literature to medicine, Musgrave was selected as a NASA
scientist-astronaut in 1967. His first space flight was on
the maiden voyage of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1983.
He also flew on the 1993 mission to repair the Hubble Space
Musgrave currently works in the research
and development division at Walt Disney Imagineering. His
lecture is the first in a series on "Space Exploration"
sponsored by Princeton's Council on Science and
Conference explores connection between religion and
Avant-garde filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky will open a
three-day conference on religious expression in film at 7
p.m. Friday, March 30, with the screening of several
of his short films and a talk on "Devotional Cinema."
The conference, "Religion and Cinema,"
will bring together visual artists, film critics and
historians as well as scholars of religion. It will take
place at the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.
Saturday's sessions will focus on the
French cinema of the late 1960s and American films of the
1940s and 1950s. Highlights include a showing of Godard's
video, "Script for the Film 'Passion,'" and a rare screening
with simultaneous translation of Philippe Garrel's "Le Lit
de la vierge (The Virgin's Bed)."
On Sunday, a discussion of Japanese
cinema will examine the degree to which scholarly
assumptions about "religion and film" have been distorted by
almost exclusive attention to Christian examples.
The conference is free and open to the
public, but registration is requested. For more information
and a complete schedule, visit www.princeton.edu/~csrelig/cinema.
The conference is presented by the Center for the Study of
Religion and the Program in Visual Arts.
"The Brazen Serpent," a painting by Maarten van
Heemskerck shown here in detail, will be discussed by docent
Frances Preston in a gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. Friday,
March 30, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the
Women leaders gather for conference
One World, One Fight," a conference intended to raise
awareness about the oppression and violence that negatively
impact women around the globe, is scheduled for Friday and
Saturday, March 30-31, on campus.
The conference, headquartered in the
Frist Campus Center, is being presented by the Organization
of Women Leaders.
Speakers will include: Patricia Ireland,
president of the National Organization of Women; Zohreh
Tabatabai, the former United Nations Focal Point for Women;
Sheila Dauer, director of Amnesty International; Princeton
faculty members Elizabeth Bogan and Patricia
Fernandez-Kelly; and refugees from Uganda and Algeria.
For more information and registration,
contact the Organization of Women Leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help needed for volunteer day
The staff of the Office of Community and State Affairs
and the students of Community House are seeking participants
in Campus Volunteer Day on Saturday, April 7.
The one-day outreach project offers the
University community (faculty, staff and students) the
opportunity to reach out to the local community. Volunteers
will convene at the Frist Campus Center for a bagel
breakfast at 9 a.m., then will move to work sites from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can commit as much time as they
To register and for more information,
contact Danielle Nunez in the Office of Community and State
Affairs at email@example.com
or visit this Web site webware.princeton.edu/
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