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Academic Lecture Series

October Series 2003
Constantly Contesting: Art about the 'Big Picture'

October 2 - 6:00 p.m. - Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center

Opening Lecture: Constantly Contesting - On the Art of Conrad Atkinson

Miranda McClintic - Independent curator and critic

Reception Follows

October 6 - 12:00 p.m. - Clark Science Building 125*

Dance Films and Discussion - Bodies Politic in Contemporary African Dance

Black Spring (France, 2002); choreographer Heddy Mallen, director Benoit Dervaux.

African Dance: Sand, Drum, and Shostakovich (2002) by Ken Glazebrook.


  • Dr. Daniel Scott III, Director, RIC African/Afro-American Studies
  • Michelle Bach-Coulibaly, Lecturer in Dance, Brown University
  • Dr. Myron Beasley, Performance Studies and Communication and Culture, Brown University

October 8 - 4:00 p.m. - Helen Forman Theatre, Nazarian Center

The P. William Hutchinson Interview: Politics and Theatre

With Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, Trinity Repertory Company.

October 9 - 6:00 p.m. - Helen Forman Theatre, Nazarian Center

Artist’s Lecture

Conrad Atkinson, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis. On his artwork, career, and current projects.

October 14 - 12:30 p.m. - Gaige Auditorium 100

Film & Radical Politics: Cinema and the Sandinistas: The End of Third Cinema

Jonathan Buchsbaum, Professor of Media Studies, Queens College, CUNY. He is the author of Cinema and the Sandinistas: Filmmaking in Nicaragua, 1979-1990

October 15 - 4:00 p.m. - Gaige Auditorium 100

The P. William Hutchinson Interview: Playwriting and Politics

With Paula Vogel, Professor of Playwriting, Brown University.

October 16 - 2:00 p.m. - Bannister Gallery / TBA

Film & Radical Politics: Feminism

Michelle Stewart, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, SUNY, Purchase.

October 21- 4:00 p.m. - Gaige Auditorium 100

The P. William Hutchinson Interview: New Plays and Politics

With Mark Lerman, Artistic Director of The Perishable Theater.

October 22 - 2:00 p.m. - Gaige Auditorium 100

Movie Presentation: DERRIDA

Introduction by Katherine Rudolph-Larria, Dept. of Philosophy.

October 23
10:00 a.m. - Workshop: Melcer Studio, Nazarian Center
12:30 p.m. - Presentation: Bannister Gallery

Jackie Hansen, Project Officer of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Washington, DC.

October 24

Conrad Atkinson Exhibit Closes

October 27 - 12:00 a.m. - Clarke Science Building 125*

Dance Films and Discussion - Hispanic Legacy: Bodies of Oppression and Desire

Utango (2002) by Elliot Caplan.

Queen of the Gypsies: A Portrait of Carmen Amaya, 1913-1963 (2002) by Jocelyn Ajami.


  • Dr. Olga Juzyn, Chair, Department of Modern Languages
  • Jocelyn Ajami, Director and Filmmaker
  • Betty Bernal, President, Centro Cultural Andino

* A component of the Dance on Camera Festival, organized by Prof. Dante Del Giudice

Organized by

  • Dr. Richard Weiner, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Dennis O'Malley, Gallery Director
  • Prof. Dante Del Giudice, Department of Music, Theater, and Dance.
  • Prof. P. William Hutchinson, Department of Music, Theater, and Dance

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