Texas Poet Laureate Headlines Arts and Humanities Lectures

The state's poet laureate will talk about writing, and other guest speakers will discuss such subjects as women in China and collaborations between museums and academia in separate lectures on campus this week. The events, all of which have been organized through the School of Arts and Humanities, are free and open to the public.

Jan Seale will be speaking at UT Dallas on Oct. 10

Jan Seale

Texas Poet Laureate Jan Seale

Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

Seale, the 2012 Texas poet laureate, has written seven volumes of poetry, three nonfiction books, two books of short fiction and nine children’s books. Seale will read and discuss some of her best work.

Seale was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry in 1982.  She received the Kathryn Morris Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of Texas and the Bill Burke Award and Dolly Sprunk Memorial Award from the New York Poetry Forum.  Seven of Seale’s short stories were chosen for the P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Awards series. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and newspapers including Texas Monthly, The Chicago Tribune, The Yale Review and Writer’s Digest.  She is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters.

Tani E. Barlow will be speaking at UT Dallas on Oct. 10.

Tani E. Barlow

Chinese Women and Advertising
in the 20th Century

Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
McDermott Suite in the McDermott Library

Tani E. Barlow, the T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian History and Director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, will discuss advertising trends surrounding women in China.

Barlow is a scholar of feminism, post-coloniality, and history in Asia and China. Her most recent book is The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization. The lecture is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UT Dallas.

Francesca Casadio will be speaking at UT Dallas on Oct. 12.

Francesca Casadio

Productive Affinities: Successful Collaborations Between Museums and Academia
at the Interface of Science and Art

Friday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m.
Jonsson Performance Hall

In cooperation with the Dallas Museum of Art, Francesca Casadio, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Conservation scientist at the Art Institute of Chicago, will talk about how museums and academia can work together to preserve art.

Casadio joined the Art Institute of Chicago in July 2003 to establish and direct a state-of-the-art conservation science laboratory. As the museum’s first A.W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist, she is in charge of planning and carrying out scientific research in support of the preservation and study of the museum’s collection. Dr. Casadio has also established and co-directs a research and education collaborative program in conservation science with Northwestern University that brings to bear techniques and cutting-edge scientific expertise available at the University to problems of interest to the museum community. Casadio received her PhD and master's degrees in chemistry from the University of Milan, Italy.

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