Gould Center

The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies enhances CMC's mission to educate leading minds by providing opportunities for research, study, and experience in art, literature, history, philosophy and other fields as a means to understand and develop the power and use of the imagination.


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The Gould Center to host three-part
documentary screening and panel discussion of
Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead

Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead

On Sunday, May 4 in the Mary Pickford Auditorium, the Gould Center will present three parts of a film documentary produced by Mike Kelley: Mobile Homestead Christening Ceremony and Launch, September 25, 2010; Going West on Michigan Avenue from Downtown Detroit to Westland; and Going East on Michigan Avenue from Westland to Downtown Detroit. Between the second and third parts there will be a panel discussion with cinematographer Oren Goldenberg, sound editor Scott Benzel, editor Molly Fitzjarrald, Mary Clare Stevens (director, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts), Alex Juhasz (Pitzer College), Michelle Puetz (Chicago Art Institute), and leading experts on Kelley’s work. These films focus on the people and communities who live and work along Michigan Avenue, one of Detroit’s main arteries and passageway to the western suburbs, as part of Kelley’s Mobile Homestead project.

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Dunbar Fellowships

The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies will offer up to five Dunbar Fellowships in Spring 2014 to enable students to serve as Research Assistants to CMC faculty members working on projects in the humanities.

These student-faculty collaborations may be initiated either by the student or the faculty member, but the application should be for research assistance related to a specific project or projects. Moreover, the work must be undertaken during the upcoming academic year, 2014-2015.

Applications consist of the following three items:

  • A one-page narrative explaining the research project, your qualifications for assisting in the faculty member’s research, and the kind of research assistance you will be providing the faculty member. Students serving as Dunbar Fellows should be involved in the faculty member’s research in a meaningful way.
  • A brief statement of support from the faculty member whose research you will be assisting. Faculty members should submit this statement directly to Professor Faggen by email.
  • A copy of your CMC transcript.

Applications are due by 12 noon on Tuesday, April 22. Students wishing to apply should submit their materials to Professor Robert Faggen, Director, Gould Center, by email. Decisions on awards will be announced promptly after the application deadline.


Milosz Institute Fellows

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Jonathan Bolton
Jonathan Bolton

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Piotr Florczyk
Piotr Florczyk

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Eric Karpeles
Eric Karpeles

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Lillian Vallee
Lillian Vallee

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