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The Spring 1997 PROVOST'S LECTURE SERIES, presented by the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society (ICS), offers a series of events which explore cultural interactions at the crossroads between social realities and cultural worlds. The series includes talks and events by interdisciplinary scholar and performance artist Coco Fusco; Third World scholar Barbara Harlow; and African-American cultural critic Michael Awkward.
Bringing these nationally known scholars and artists to our learning community at Bowling Green State University marks an attempt to "dare to cross borders" between the "known" and "unknown"; to gather a group of scholars, artists, and individuals who are dedicated to cultural equity and international rights; and to "take ourselves there where we do not expect, are not expected to be." Borders thus cease to be dividing lines and instead, as Elsbeth Probyn has noted, become those places "at the limits of who we think we are" and where "we can articulate, respect and use our differences" to produce new knowledge.
Borders, conversation, Cultural equity
Fuso, Coco; Harlow, Barbara; and Awkward, Micheal, "BORDER CROSSINGS: CONVERSATIONS ACROSS DISCIPLINES AND CULTURES" (1997). ICS Fellow Lectures. 114.