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MFA Student Hao Zhou receives 2021 Student Academy Award Gold Medal

Friday, October 22, 2021
The Gold Medal for "Frozen Out" is the first award given to a student artist based in Iowa, and a first- time honor for the University of Iowa.

Associate Professor Paula Amad to Give Two Invited Lectures in fall 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021
Associate Professor Paula Amad will be giving two invited lectures this fall; on November 18-19, she will give a talk linked to her book project on aerial vision at the Center for Visual Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, entitled “Cin-aereal attractions: F.W. Brinton and the Technical and Fantastical Correspondences between Early Aviation and Cinema.", and on December 9-10 she will be giving a keynote lecture at the annual symposium of the research network Archive/Counter Archive: Activating Canada's Moving-Image Heritage.

Andy Owens' Recently Published Book, Desire After Dark: Contemporary Queer Cultures and Occultly Marvelous Media

Friday, October 8, 2021
Congratulations to Andy Owens on the recent publication of his book, Desire After Dark: Contemporary Queer Cultures and Occultly Marvelous Media.

Upcoming Events

Understanding Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process: a method for facilitating useful feedback sessions on creative work promotional image

Understanding Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process: a method for facilitating useful feedback sessions on creative work

Thursday, December 2, 2021 11:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual
Vincent Thomas of Towson University worked with Liz Lerman for years as part of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and has an intimate and multi-dimensional understanding of how to apply the CRP across disciplines. In this talk, Professor Thomas will introduce the process, guide us through its application, and answer questions about how to adapt the process to all forms of creative work. Free and open to all. Join us on Zoom. This event is hosted by the Department of Theatre Arts, with support…
Behind the S(cr)een: African Americans in the Entertainment Industries promotional image

Behind the S(cr)een: African Americans in the Entertainment Industries

Thursday, April 21, 2022 (all day)
Join us for the 2022 Obermann Humanities Symposium, Behind the S(cr)een: African Americans in the Entertainment Industries. The three-day event will take place April 21–23, 2022. This event was originally scheduled for Spring 2021 but has been postponed in the interest of public health. One of the spaces where critical work around black images happens involves what can be seen—the actual images that dance across our screen from Black-ish and The Chi to Harriet and Dear White People. But what…
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