Past Events - 2011
"Sustaining Art Forms"
When: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 3:30-5 p.m.
Where: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A
Downing Thomas, International Programs: “Opera Performance and Media: Thoughts on the First Decade of the 21st Century.”
Anne Stapleton, Department of English: “Decoding Scottish Dance in Practice and in Print”
Steve Swanson, Department of Music: “Art Song: The problem of communicating in a language your audience does not understand”
Ruthann McTyre, Music Library Association: “Preserving and Providing Access to Our Cultural Heritage: A Look at Some Library and Consortial Endeavors.
ENCIC Faculty Forum:
From Virtue to Virtuality: Property, Commerce, and the Quest for Masculine Character from Dostoevsky to DeLillo
Presented by: Russell Valentino, UI professor of Cinema and Comparative Literature; formal response to be given by David Depew, emeritus professor of communications studies
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Time: 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB
Prof. Valentino will share aspects of his forthcoming book which explores the decline of the centuries-old European virtue ethic with the rise of modern forms of symbolic value from the eighteenth century to the present, with particular emphasis on the contrasting approaches to the rise and spread of a commercial ethic, “consensual fantasy,” in the two modern giants on either side of the Atlantic, the United States and the Russian Empire.