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Sophistication, modernism, entertainment

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Sunday, May 25, 2014, 15:15 - 16:45

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Thistle - 247

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In this keynote presentation, Faye Hammill crosses geographic, cultural, temporal, and disciplinary boundaries with a view to inquiring into the changing social positioning of “sophistication” in both mainstream and minority cultures. A term once associated with “falseness,” indeed “perversity,” has now changed, and often  points to the qualities of “discrimination” and “refinement.”
Respondents: Jennifer Andrews and Peter Schwenger.

With funding support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.