Symposia and Colloquia

The annual Graduate Certificate Colloquium is only one of any number of events the Center will sponsor or co-sponsor annually. Partnering with other Rice Centers, such as the Humanities Research Center, and with organizations outside the University, the Center has begun to mount lectures, conferences, symposia, and the like related to its mission.

For past symposium and colloquium information, click Event Archives.

 2017-2018  3CT Colloquium

Fall 2017 – Nov 1: “Lam Time: The Narrative Temporality of the Death Penalty”
David Wills
Professor, French Studies and Comparative Literature
Brown University

Graduate Seminar Lunch (3CT Graduate Student’s only)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm   Herring 255  (English Graduate Lounge)
“The Future Anterior of Blood”  
In the seminar I will contextualize Chapter 3 (“The Future Anterior of Blood”) within the larger book project it derives from, and discuss elements of the argument. The references to DP I and DP II are to the two volumes of Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty (University of Chicago Press, 2013, 2017).
 Colloquium (Public Lecture) 4:00 pm – 6:30pm Rayzor Hall Room 123
“Lam Time: The Narrative Temporality of the Death Penalty”  flyer attached


Spring 2018 – April 13: “Post-Human Economics: An Introduction”
Dr. Kalpana Seshadri
Professor, French Studies and Comparative Literature
Boston College

Dr. Seshadri specializes in Postcolonial Studies and theories of contemporary Globalization and relations of power. She teaches courses pertaining to British colonialism, colonial literature and non-western literatures in English. Her research field is the Philosophy of Race and inequality, focusing on questions of subjectivity, ethics, language and law. Courses include Global Englishes; Debates and Issues in Postcolonial Studies; British Literature and Postcolonial Criticism, Fictions of Empire. Her current research deals with the inter-relation of the consumer driven global economy with the non-human.

Graduate Seminar Lunch (3CT Graduate Student’s only)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  HUMA 315  (History Department Conference Room)
 Colloquium (Public Lecture) 4:30 pm – 6:00pm Humanities Building Room 117
“Post-Human Economics: An Introduction”  flyer attached