Colloquium Series Spring 1995
Levis Faculty Center Monday 8:00 pm
6 February Cameron McCarthy Curriculum and Instruction: "Danger in the Safety Zone: Notes on Race, Resentment, and the Discourse of Crime, Violence, and Urban Security"
Respondents: Craig Fischer English
Michael Lacy Speech Communication
Background Reading: Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture, Ch. 12
Adolphus Reed, "The Urban Underclass as Myth and Symbol: The Poverty of the Discourse about Poverty"
6 March Michael Bérubé English: "Entertaining Cultural Criticism"
Respondents: Janet Smarr Comparative Literature
Michael Thurston English
Background Reading: Simon Frith, "Saving Popular Culture from the Populists"
Jan Mukarovsky, Aesthetic Function, Norm, and Value as Social Facts (selections)
3 April Synthia Slowikowski Kinesiology: "Physcial Culture as Museum: Curating Among the Ruins of Ancient Greece"
Respondents: Edward Bruner Anthropology
Charles Springwood Sociology & Anthropology, Illinois Wesleyan
Background Reading: Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction"
Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture, Introduction and Ch. 1
1 May Ramona Curry English and Women's Studies: "Early German Cinema, Commerce, and Nationalism: The Rise of a Film Industry during World War I"
Respondents: Peter Fritzsche History
Angharad Valdivia Communications Research
Background Reading: Thomas Elsaesser, "The Institution of Cinema: Industry, Commodity, Audiences"
Miriam Hansen, "Early Cinema: Whose Public Sphere?"
Rgoer Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, The German Cinema, Ch. 1
Judith Mayne, Cinema and Spectatorship (selections)