Death

  • Founded
    1971
  • Seminar Number
    507

This interdisciplinary seminar critically engages with aspects of death, dying, disposal and grief. Presentations and discussions explore topics from both academic and clinical perspectives in areas as diverse as medicine, psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, religion, law, politics, architecture, and the media. In recent years the seminar has focused on contemporary developments in technology, culture and society. Attendance is maintained at a level that provides members with ample opportunity for active participation.

Seminar Website


Chair
Christina Staudt
christinastaudt@gmail.com

Rapporteur
Fernanda Borges Nogueira
fbn2102@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/12/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Bronx Requiems: A Biography of Woodlawn Cemetery, and those Living and Dead Who Helped Make it the World’s Most Remarkable Necropolis
Joseph Dauben, The Graduate Center, CUNY




11/09/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Courageous Funerals for the Risk Adverse: Adventures of a Progressive NYC Funeral Director
Amy Cunningham, Funeral Director
Abstract




12/14/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Fatal Attraction: The Politics of Mortal Terror
Sheldon Solomon, Skidmore College




02/08/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
From Death to Burial: How Judaism Dignifies the Passage
Rochel Berman, Author: Dignity Beyond Death




03/08/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
A Funny Thing About Death: The Nature and Work of End-of-Life Humor
Marsha Hurst, Columbia University




04/12/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Death and the Poetry of poète maudit Tristan Corbière (1845-1875) in the films of Jean Rollin (1938-2010)
Marcelline Block, Princeton University




05/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM

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