vacrouxHarvard Faculty Speaker: Marc Shell -- POSTPONED

Professor Shell visits the RMHUC for a special faculty talk on Multi- and Bi-Lingualism on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

On March 6, the University put in place a ban for all university-related, non-essential travel.  This will last until at least April 30.  As a result, Professor Shell will not be able to come to Denver for this talk.  When rescheduled, a new article will be posted with particulars.


Professor of English and American Literature and Language Marc Shell will join the Club for dinner and a talk entitled "Language War, Translation, and Politics:  Why Comparative Literature Matters".


Prof. Shell is Harvard’s Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.  A native of Montréal, he received a B.A. from Stanford and a Ph.D. from Yale, with stops at McGill University and Trinity College Cambridge along the way.  His celebrated interdisciplinary scholarship crosses literature, economics and aesthetics, nationhood and language difference, kinship studies, non-English languages and literatures of the United States, philosophy, anthropology, religion, politics, literary theory, and psychoanalysis.  He has also studied and taught linguistic consequences of disabilities and is the author of Polio and its Aftermath and Stutter, both published by the Harvard University Press.


Do join us at the University Club (East 17th Avenue and Sherman Street) on Thursday, March 26, to hear Professor Shell's talk.


Your ticket price includes a three-course, served dinner, Professor Shell's talk, and the discussion period following.  Entree choices are: (1) Altantic Salmon with lemon-herb caper sauce or (2) Quinoa and roasted vegetables (vegetarian and gluten-free).  Both are served with the University Club's signature salad, au gratin potatoes, zucchini and squash, and chocolate buttercream chocolate cake with whipped cream. A cash bar will be available before and during dinner.


6:00 — Check-in commences; cash bar and conversation
6:30 — Dinner served
7:30 — Professor Shell talk
8:30 — Q&A / Discussion
9:00 — Event concludes

Discounted early registration ticketing is now open to RMHUC members and will open to non-members on March 7.  Regular-priced ticketing for all alums is also now open.  (If you are not now a member and would like to take advantage of the early discount, you will be able to do so immediately upon joining.*)

The price is $50 for early registrations (limit 2 per member) and $60 (no limit) thereafter.  Early registration will end when 50 tickets have been sold or on March 13, whichever occurs first.  Catering constraints require us to close all registrations after March 22.  We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins.  You must first be signed in to the website (using HarvardKey credentials) to purchase tickets.


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and be sure to enter guest(s) names and entree choice(s) on the page you will see following payment.

Payment by check can be sent to RMHUC, PO Box 2345, Denver, CO 80201-2345, and be sure to include all names (as you'd like them to appear on badges) and entrée choices.  Or, you can phone Fred Ris at 303-746-4287 with a Visa or MasterCard in hand.

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6:00PM - 9:00PM Thu 26 Mar 2020, Mountain timezone


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1673 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80203 USA

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