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Arts, Music, and Film in 2013-14

The Yellow Ticket — A Multimedia Concert featuring the 1918 Pola Negri silent film accompanied by the performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals. Primary sponsor: Film Studies Center. October 26, 2013.

Art Spiegelman’s “Wordless” with music by Phillip Johnston. Primary sponsor: UChicago Arts. January 25, 2014.

Screening of award-winning biopic of influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt. February 10, 2014.

Lecture and presentation of films by Natascha Drubek, “Between Resistance and Compliance: The Ambivalent Bequest of the Theresienstadt “Ghetto” Films.” Primary sponsor: Department of Cinema and Media Studies. February 18, 2014

The Gossett Lecture by Marianne Hirsch, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Leo Spitzer, Professor of History, Dartmouth College, entitled “Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of Transnistria.” This lecture was funded by an endowment established by Jean and Harold Gossett in memory of Holocaust victims Martha and Paul Feivel Korngold. The lecture and related workshop, “Crafting the Memory of Violence: Reflections on the Work of Literature and Visuality,” was co-sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Center for Latin-American Studies, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, the Program in Human Rights, the Department of Art History, and the Department of English Language and Literature. April 24, 2014

Workshop: “Crafting the Memory of Violence: Reflections on the Work of Literature and Visuality,” led by Profs. Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer. Organized by Profs. Josef Stern, Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, and Mario Santana. Co-sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, the Center for Latin-American Studies, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, the Program in Human Rights, the Department of Art History, and the Department of English Language and Literature. This all-day workshop invited submissions from graduate students. Those selected were circulated ahead of time and provided the basis for the afternoon sessions. April 25, 2014.

Screening of Yiddish-language film Di Shpilke (The Pin) followed by a question and answer session via Skype with director Naomi Jaye. Co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic Studies and Doc Films. May 28, 2014.

 

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