Willson Center

“Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era”

Posted 20 hours 52 min ago
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A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today:

The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and media studies; and Rielle Navitski, assistant professor of film studies. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts, will moderate the...

Kishi Bashi at Seney-Stovall: Omoiyari

Posted 5 days 17 hours ago
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The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts presents a Global Georgia Initiative event tonight at 8 pm in Seney-Stovall Chapel, “A Conversation on the Japanese Incarceration Through Song and Film,” a unique multimedia event exploring the history and legacy of Japanese incarceration in the U.S. during World War II:

[Kaoru] Ishibashi will be joined by collaborators Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, musicians and graduate student researchers in American studies at Brown University, as well as by a string quartet. Following the music, film and spoken word performance, John Morrow,...

Call for fellowship applications: Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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The Franklin College and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts invite applications for fellowships as part of a new professional development initiative, the Berlin Seminar in Transnational European Studies:

The seminar is open to advanced PhD students and faculty of all ranks and from all disciplines at the University of Georgia. It is a joint initiative in partnership with the University of Notre Dame and made possible through generous support by the Max Kade Foundation. 

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The one-week seminar will take place in Berlin and feature distinguished speakers with...

Filmmaker Ponsoldt visits Cine

Posted 4 months 3 days ago
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Franklin College welcomes Athens-native James Ponsoldt (The End of the Tour, The Circle and Master of None) back to town this weekend to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Willson Center with an event at Cine:

Ponsoldt will introduce special screenings of Peter Bogdanovich's 1971 masterpiece The Last Picture Show at 3 p.m. and his critically acclaimed 2013 film The Spectacular Now, which was filmed in Athens, at 7:15 p.m. Between the two films, at 5:30 p.m., Ponsoldt will take part in a public conversation about an education, life and career in the arts and humanities with...

Iconicity: Musicology colloquium with Kofi Agawu

Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago
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The African Studies Institute and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music will present a colloquium featuring Princeton University professor Kofi Agawu on October 5 at 5 p.m., Iconicity in African Musical Thought and Expression:

At the heart of African expressive behavior is a family of devices designed to achieve varieties of sameness through repetition, variation and imitation. While no single term for them has so far emerged from African-language designation, they collectively represent a widespread and favorite modality. I will use C.S Peirce’s term iconicity to refer to this mode of...

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