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Frieze Lecture

Frieze Lecture: 1841 marks the dawn of Antarctic exploration

Dr. William Hammer, Fritiof Fryxell Chair in Geology, notes that 1841 marks the dawn of Antarctic exploration. British naval Captain James Ross, commanding HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, discovered what they named the Victoria Barrier, and would later be renamed the Ross Ice Shelf. Hammer is the discoverer of the first dinosaur remains unearthed in Antarctica.

Frieze Lecture: The birth of the 1841 literary magazine Punch

Dr. Kelly Daniels, associate professor of English, discusses the 1841 birth of the literary magazine Punch, and all that has meant for satire and humor in writing.

Frieze Lecture: The longest inaugural address in history

Dr. Meg Kunde, assistant professor of communication studies, lectures on the 175th anniversary of the longest inaugural address in history by William Henry Harrison, which clocked in at a marathon 8,443 words.

Dr. Roald Tweet: How Rock Island began

Dr. Roald Tweet takes his audience back to "1841, the Year That Rock Island Began."  That's theme of this year's Frieze Lecture Series, a 19-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College.

Frieze Lecture: Einstein revolutionized thinking about the universe

Dr. Cecilia Vogel, Augustana professor of physics, discusses how the publishing of Einstein's Theory of Relativity in 1915 revolutionized thinking about the universe. This is the fourth in the 2015 Frieze Lecture Series, an 18-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. The series theme this year was "1915 – A Landmark Year."

Frieze Lecture: Literary legacy of 1915's 'great' poems

Farah Marklevits, instructor in English, presents a Frieze Lecture on the literary legacy of the great poems of 1915, which included Robert Frost's "Road Not Taken" and TS Eliot's "Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock." The Frieze Lecture Series is an 18-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. It continues this year with the theme "1915 – A Landmark Year."

Frieze Lecture: How racism in entertainment shapes politics

Dr. Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, presents a Frieze Lecture on D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" and how racism in entertainment shapes politics. The Frieze Lecture Series is an 18-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. It continues this year with the theme "1915 – A Landmark Year."

Frieze Lecture: Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis' 100 years later

Dr. Lisa Seidlitz, associate professor of German studies, discusses Franz Kafka's "'The Metamorphosis' 100 years later" as part of the Frieze Lecture Series. The series is an 18-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. It continues this year with the theme "1915 – A Landmark Year."