Past Mellon Symposia
As part of the Mellon Fellowship's second year, each Fellow stages a symposium or forum connected to the Fellow's teaching or research interests.
March 30th–31st: Organized by Farid Azfar, The Event Before Sex gathers eight scholars who work at the interstice of sexuality and temporality. From libertine culture in Restoration England to S&M scenarios in post-Abu Ghraib San Francisco, this symposium explores how an eventful study of sex disrupts existent disciplinary paradigms of interpretation.
March 26 - 27: Organized by Haverford's 2008-10 Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Rachel Oberter, this symposium brings together scholars from the fields of art history, media studies, cultural studies, and literature to consider the terms "medium" and "mediation" in nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture.