Events

Upcoming Events for the Department
 

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Screening of Michael Radford's Film 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'

    10/07/14
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Book Celebration for Cher Knight, Associate Professor, Visual & Media Arts Department

    10/07/14
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library, Presidents Room

    Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's World

    In this fascinating analysis, Cher Krause Knight peels back the actual and contextual layers of Walt Disney's inspiration and vision for Disney World in central Florida, exploring the reasons why the resort has emerged as such a prominent sociocultural force. Knight investigates every detail, from the scale and design of the buildings to the sidewalk infrastructure to which items could and could not be sold in the shops, discussing how each was carefully configured to shape the experience of every visitor. Expertly weaving themes of pilgrimage, paradise, fantasy, and urbanism, she delves into the unexpected nuances and contradictions of this elaborately conceived playland of the imagination.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

    For more information please contact:
    Jessica Phillips

  • State Violence, Structural Violence, and Nonviolence

    11/04/14
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    A lecture with Todd May, Clemson University

    Part of Emerson's Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series

    States often commit overt violence against people, both from their own and other polities. But states also commit or support another sort of violence: structural violence. In contrast to violence that is more direct and easy to identify, structural violence works in more insidious ways. Nevertheless, it has many of the same effects as other forms of violence, particularly those that involve psychological abuse. The task of this talk is to investigate the character of structural violence, particularly when it is supported by the state, and then turn to ask about the character of nonviolent responses to it.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with the Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Todd May (Clemson University)

    11/04/14
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "State Violence, Structural Violence, and Nonviolence": States often commit overt violence against people, both from their own and other polities. But states also commit or support another sort of violence: structural violence. In contrast to violence that is more direct and easy to identify, structural violence works in more insidious ways. Nevertheless, it has many of the same effects as other forms of violence, particularly those that involve psychological abuse. The task of this talk is to investigate the character of structural violence, particularly when it is supported by the state, and then turn to ask about the character of nonviolent responses to it.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Jay Bernstein (New School for Social Research)

    2/10/15
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "Democratic Bodies: The Abolition of Torture and the Uprising of the Rule of Law"

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Screening of Errol Morris's Film 'Standard Operating Procedure'

    3/24/15
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    A blockbuster of a documentary, Errol Morris's Standard Operating Procedure is an inquiry into the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

  • Adventures in Ethics Lecture Series: Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University)

    4/14/15
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Little Building
    Charles Beard Room

    "Life of Death Row: A Critical Phenomenology of State Execution"

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with School of Communication, School of the Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Pablo Muchnik

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