Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: 1703 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, 60201
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Category: Lectures & Meetings
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.