How do walls—man-made and otherwise—define global-cultural limits? How do the physical/material characteristics of walls bear on/inform/reflect/etc. their religious, political, social, and economic meanings, and vice versa? How do walls mark cultural relations of infinity and finiteness, abundance and lack, presence and absence, etc.? What kinds of cultural dynamics are generated in/by walls? What kinds of cultural (self-)reflections might be delimited, inscribed, or circumscribed in/by walls? Join us to hear Professor David Frye of Eastern Connecticut State University, discuss his book Walls. A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick and give a lecture on the lasting physical and cultural effects of ancient wall building.


  • Occurred Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Dauer 219 (Ruth McQuown Room), University of Florida

Gainsville, FL