Fresno State Talks is back for its second year, and this February Dr. Jenelle Gilbert, Dr. TwoTrees, and Rosemary Diaz will be conducting this year’s lectures. Be sure to mark your calendars and don’t miss lectures on Esoterica, the Paranormal, and Superhumanity: Secular-Religious Mythology in Contemporary Culture, Building Bridges between the Deaf-World and Hearing Allies, and The Psychological UNIFORM: A Blueprint for Peak Performance.
Thursday, February 13
Esoterica, the Paranormal, and Superhumanity: Secular-Religious Mythology in Contemporary Culture
How does the growing popularity of esoterica, the paranormal, and superhumanity illustrate our thirst for a secular sacred mythology? To put a finer point on it: comic books, pulp fiction, and science fiction are an expression of an unfolding contemporary secular-religious mystic imagination. Portrayals of esoterica, the paranormal, and superhumanity in contemporary culture shed light on what it means to be human, the nature of reality, and what could be vis-à-vis what is considered extra-ordinary, super-human, or para-normal. Discover how fantasy, the imaginary, and fiction may well serve as revelations of what really truly is, and how we tend to render what’s possible in the form of the impossible.
Wednesday, February 19
Rosemary W. Diaz
Building Bridges between the Deaf-World and Hearing Allies
With more than 42 million individuals living in America who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, the opportunity for interaction with a Deaf person is highly probable. At Fresno State we want to educate the world around us about Deaf people, how who we are makes our culture unique and how we can build bridges that allow us to have successful relationships at work, school, and out on the playground. What can you do? Will you wait for the world to change or will you become a world-changer?
Wednesday, February 26
Dr. Jenelle N. Gilbert
The Psychological UNIFORM: A Blueprint for Peak Performance
Athletes dedicate their lives to physical training. However, to ensure their best chances for success, they also need to work on their mental game. The Psychological UNIFORM was designed to assist with this task, and can help everyone including athletes, musicians, surgeons, students, and teachers achieve peak performance.
All receptions at 6:30pm, lectures at 7:00pm, Satellite Student Union.