Humanities Center Lecture on Hatred and Violence

April 18, 2022
Submitted By: Nicholas Ealy

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series for Spring 2022, focusing on the theme of “Fearing the Unknown: Irrationality, Anti-Politics and Conspiracy Theories,” concludes Tuesday, April 26 from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. on Zoom.

The final lecture is “What’s Hate?: Deconstructing Systems of Violence” by Dr. Luis Duno-Gottberg, Professor of Caribbean and Film Studies at Rice University. This talk will explore how hate can be an emotion, action, belief and ideology, manifesting itself with great passion or becoming so normalized that it is not even recognized as such (perhaps seen, instead, as an expression of “how things are”). By gathering strands from diverse disciplines, Dr. Duno-Gottberg will examine the unsettling question of “hatred” through scholarly works, literature and visual culture dealing with prejudice, discrimination, extreme nationalistic movements, racism and genocide.

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The Lecture Series on “Fearing the Unknown,” developed and led by Dr. Marco Cupolo, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, is open to all students, faculty, and staff as well as members of the community. The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through arts, sciences, technology, media, music, psychology, politics, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, visit our web page, or follow us on Facebook.