English Events

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Film Screening: “O”

Humanities and Social Sciences building, Rm. 225

Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, the second screening of the Stage to Screen film series will be the modern adaptation of Othello, simply titled O (2000), starring Mekhai Phifer and Josh Hartnett.

Stage to Screen is a free, introductory cinema course designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about film adaptations of major theatrical works in a low-stakes environment. The spring 2020 semester series includes five films to be shown in in HSS 225 with selected readings and a preface by Literature and Criticism PhD student Caroline Speller accompanying each film. To gain a little more insight and discuss more, all are encouraged  to go to the series blog

Attendance vouchers available.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

This meeting has been canceled.

Starring Hollywood legends Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, Suddenly Last Summer (1959) looks back on the deleterious effects of homophobia on a young man’s family

Stage to Screen is a free, introductory cinema course designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about film adaptations of major theatrical works in a low-stakes environment. The Spring 2020 semester series includes five films to be shown in in HSS 225 with selected readings and a preface by Literature and Criticism PhD student Caroline Speller accompanying each film. To gain a little more insight and discuss more, go to the blog at https://stagetoscreen.art.blog/. 

Attendance vouchers available.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CANCELED Workshop: “Postmodern Myths: Exploring the Myths of the Past in a Postmodern Future”

Humanities and Social Sciences building, Rm. 219

This workshop has been canceled

This workshop looks at the concept of myth in a postmodern context and how the fluid nature of truth in postmodern thought affects how we conceive the mythic, and it investigates the past to trace the mythic in modern and popular culture through politics, video games, fiction, art, adaptation studies, and other areas where the concept of myth informs the present and crafts the future.

Panelists: Veronica Watson, Jeff Ambrose, and Thomas Slater (Department of English)

This workshop is free and open to the community.

Learn more about the Dessy-Roffman Myth Collaborative series of spring workshops at IUP.

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