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Voices of Discovery

Marting Humanities Lecture Series

All too Humanist? What tiny houses and a 19th-century Austrian mansion say about life in a time of ecological crisis

Featuring Dr. Katra Byram, Associate Professor of German, The Ohio State University 

katra-byram-web.jpgByram's first book, "Ethics and the Dynamic Observer Narrator: Reckoning with Past and Present in German Literature," examines 19th- and 20th-century novels to investigate the relationship between modern identity, narrative form and German efforts to reckon with social and historical change.

She is currently at work on two projects: one exploring how ecological crisis affects our ideas and stories about what it means to be a human self and the other examining how gender has shaped German memories of WWII.

Byram has recently discussed her work publicly with Professor David Staley on the College of Arts and Sciences Voices of Excellence from Arts and Sciences podcast, with Professor Frederick Aldama on his Professor Latinx YouTube channel and at TEDxOhioStateUniversity 2020. She is also a core member of Project Narrative and co-editor of the Ohio State University Press book series Theory and Interpretation of Narrative.

Event is free and open to the public.
Entrance tickets required.


About the Voices of Discovery Lecture Series

Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to offer another "Voices" speaker series during the 2023-24 academic year. The lineup of lectures will conclude with a campus-wide Path of Totality Solar Eclipse event on Monday April 8, 2024. All events are free, and some may have limited seating or require tickets. Guests may park in any BW lot. Please do not park on city streets.

Full Series Schedule

The BW "VOICES" Tradition

With the support of generous donors and underwriters, BW annually brings to campus top speakers and performers, often around a theme, to challenge and inspire students.

In recent years, "Voices" lineups have featured award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, "Shark Tank" entrepreneur Daymond John and others.