Northwestern University

Nov
20
Thu 7:00 PM

Nick Davis and Miriam Petty, The Evanston Northwestern Humanities Lecture Series

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

Where:
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Beverly Zeldin-Palmer   18474673970  

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Description:

Members of the Northwestern faculty share and discuss cutting-edge research with the public at the Evanston Public Library.

This year, ENHLS will honor the Latino American experience, as part of the "Hecho in the U.S.A" program, which explores various aspects of Latino/Latina culture.

Nick Davis, Associate Professor, Department of English

Nick Davis (Ph.D. Cornell University) teaches and writes in the areas of film, queer theory, feminist and gender studies, and American literature. His book The Desiring-Image: Gilles Deleuze and Contemporary Queer Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2013) theorizes a new model of contemporary queer cinema based on formal principles rather than identity politics, drawing heavily on Deleuzian philosophies of film, sexuality, and collectivity.

Miriam Petty, Assistant Professor, Department of Radio, TV, and Film

Miriam Petty has taught and lectured widely on film, African American literature, and Black popular culture. A 2006-2009 fellow of Princeton University’s Society of Fellows, her recent projects include" Race.Place.Space.," a documentary film festival in Trenton, New Jersey, that she curated on behalf of Princeton’s Center for African American Studies. Her book Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood (University of California Press), explores the complex relationships between black audiences and black performers in the classical Hollywood era.

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