Events of Note
Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference at UWG
The Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference will be at the University of West Georgia in November. The year’s topic is Word/Image/Culture.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Carrie Noland (Ph.D. Harvard University). Noland is a professor of French and comparative literature at the University of California at Irvine.
She has published on European and avant-garde literary and artistic production, performance theory, phenomenology, and postcolonial poetry and poetics.
Noland’s books include “Agency and Embodiment: Performing Gestures, Producing Culture” (Harvard University Press, 2009) and “Poetry at Stake: Literary Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology” (Princeton University Press, 1999).
She has also co-edited: “Migrations of Gesture,” with anthropologist Sally Ann Ness (University of Minnesota Press, 2008); and “Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement,” (Palgrave, 2009) with poet Barrett Watten.
The conference is from Nov. 11-13 in the Campus Center. For more information contact: Assistant Professor Lynn Anderson, email@example.com.
Yummy Food, Great Music
The Sunset Hills Country Club and UWG’s Music Department team up for the seventh annual “A Taste of Opera.”
The UWG Opera Workshop performance will be on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., at the Sunset Hills Country Club.
The event is open to all. The $17 admission includes the evening’s performance plus dinner, dessert and beverages. Reservations and pre-payment must be made by Monday, Nov. 1. For tickets call Dr. Larry Frazier at 678-839-6265, Bobbie Emmons in the Music Office at 678-839-6263 or any member of the Opera Workshop.
Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Student musicians, directed by Frazier, will perform popular lyric theater numbers.
Musical numbers include: choruses from Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” and “Nabucco;” a trio “The Mikado,” by Gilbert and Sullivan; a trio from Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier;” and a quartet from Beethoven’s only opera “Fidelio.”
There will also be several exciting selections from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” presented as a musical appetizer for the March 2011 full production of this work by the UWG Opera Workshop. The evening will conclude with two popular selections from Lehar’s “The Merry Widow.”
Listen and Learn
Baylor University Professor of Philosophy C. Stephen Evans visits West Georgia on Oct. 29. He will give his lecture, “Kierkegaard’s Critique of Modern Philosophy,” at 2 p.m. in Kathy Cashen Hall in the Humanities Building.
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