Events

Upcoming Events for the Department
 

  • Stories of War in Film and Print

    4/02/15
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Little Building
    Beard Room

    Lecture with filmmaker, author and journalist Peter Davis

    Peter Davis will discuss the changing portrayal of war in media coverage from Vietnam to Iraq, with film and TV excerpts. A filmmaker, author, and journalist, Peter Davis is the son of screenwriters Frank Davis and Tess Slesinger. After graduating from Harvard University with an A.B. in English Literature, Davis worked for the New York Times and served in the U.S. Army. After his service, he worked as a journalist and documentary writer on a number of projects focusing on student rebellion, homosexuality, slavery, the Six Day War, racism and hunger in America. The Selling of the Pentagon, his 1971 film for CBS News, won the Peabody, Emmy, Polk, Ohio State, Saturday Review and Writers Guild Awards. Hearts and Minds, Davis' film about American military action in Vietnam, won the Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 1974. He has written three nonfiction books: Hometown (1982), Where Is Nicaragua? (1987), and If You Came This Way (1995), and also covered the U.S. War in Iraq for The Nation magazine.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies

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  • "Where Politics Meet the Intimate"

    4/06/15
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Little Building
    Beard Room

    The talk will delve into the issues which Gilad Evron deals with as a playwright and screenplay writer living in Israel and responding to the events transpiring there. By examining several excerpts from his work, he will discuss questions including: how to develop the intimate dimension in dramatic writing through dialogue with the political, and how to relate to events and people in a political and social context without falling into the trap of propaganda and superficiality.

    Gilad Evron is an Israeli playwright, screenwriter and author. His first script, Bread, was produced by Israeli television in 1985. Evron continued to write for Israeli television and cinema, but turned also to the theater. His first play, Rain, was brought to the stage in 1988. Since then, Evron's plays have been presented at Israel's major theaters and theater festivals, winning recognition and several awards.

    Sponsored by Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies with Writing, Literature & Publishing, Performing Arts, the School of Communication, and the School of the Arts

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  • Book Celebration for David Kishik, Assistant Professor, Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

    4/07/15
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Walker Building
    Iwasaki Library

     

    The Manhattan Project: A Theory of a City

    Walter Benjamin did not commit suicide in 1940. Escaping the Nazis, he managed to sail to New York, where he lived a long and solitary life until his death in 1987. During his anonymous, posthumous existence, while he was haunting and haunted by his new city, Benjamin composed a sequel to his Arcades Project. Just as his incomplete masterpiece revolved around Paris, capital of the nineteenth century, this spectral text was dedicated to New York, capital of the twentieth. This, at least, is the premise of The Manhattan Project. A sui generis work of experimental scholarship or fictional philosophy, it is a study of a manuscript that was never written.

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

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

    Please join us for our last Adventures in Ethics event for this year: Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt University) will speak about "Life on Death Row: A Critical Phenomenology of State Execution."

    And please stay tuned for our new series next year, on Race and Racism.

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

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