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2007-2008 Past Events Archive

Myth and Miracle From the King Years

Taylor Branch

9/7/07

 

Mr. Branch will present the third annual Anisfield-Wolf Lecture, co-sponsored by the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities and SAGES (Seminar Approach to General Education and Scholarship), in conjunction with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, which are administered by The Cleveland Foundation. The awards recognize works that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism or our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. Visit the Anisfield-Wolf website for more information on the awards.


 

Revisiting Fractal Analysis of Pollock’s Drip Paintings

Harsh Mathur, Katherine Jones-Smith

9/20/07

 

A discussion with Harsh Mathur and Katherine Jones-Smith.


 

Cleveland and Sprawl: A Global Perspective

Robert Bruegmann

9/27/07

 

A discussion with Robert Bruegmann.

 

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Jim Crow’s Last Stand: The Struggle for Civil Rights in the Suburban North

Thomas J. Sugrue

10/18/07

 

A discussion with Thomas J. Sugrue.

 

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Richard N. Campen Lecture in Architecture and Sculpture

Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA

11/1/07

 

A discussion with Jane Weinzapfel.

 

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Between Existential Angst and Literary Espirit: Ovid’s Last Poems from Exile

Martin Helzle

11/15/07

 

A discussion with Martin Helzle.


 

National Cityscapes Conference: The Mind of Cleveland and Other Recent Projects

Carl Pope

11/29/07

 

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) jointly commissioned conceptual artist Carl Pope to create a public art work project “The Mind of Cleveland”. This exhibit will premier in conjunction with the National Cityscapes Conference from March 27-30, 2008. The conference explores the intersections between the urban environment, humanities and the community.

“The Mind of Cleveland” is a public conversation in billboard/poster form, a conceptual town meeting where everyone has the opportunity to be heard publicly. The project employs modes of communication common in urban spaces, such as billboards, letterpress posters and the internet. With the use of public signage, the thoughts, feelings and wishes of Cleveland residents are displayed.

Carl Pope will discuss his recent public art projects and this and other works at this lecture. Pope is joint visiting fellow at the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

Imagine it, See it, Be it: A Journey to Discover Michael Chekhov

Catherine Albers

12/6/07

 

A discussion with Catherine Albers.


 

Should the Law be Sex-Blind?

Rosalind Simson

1/24/08

 

A discussion with Rosalind Simson


 

The District (Nyocker): Independent Film Screening

Aniko Imre

1/24/08

 

This wild and tasteless animated film — a geopolitical satire with nudity, profanity, and rap songs — has been called Hungary’s answer to South Park. Two star-crossed young lovers travel back to prehistoric times to bury some woolly mamoths and thus create an oil field in the middle of what later becomes 21st-century Budapest that will make them rich. But Bush, Blair, bin Laden, and others complicate the plan when they get wind of this new petroleum.

“The most original-looking animated feature since Walking Life.” — Philadelphia City Paper

Introduction and discussion following the film by Aniko Imre, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.


 

Funding Resources: Where to Look and How to Apply

Eric Cottington, Ted Gup, Daniel Goldmark

2/1/08

 

Special Series for Faculty and Graduate Students


 

Differentiating Fellowships and Grants

Martha B. Gibbons, Anne Helmreich, Mary E. Davis

2/8/08

 

Special Series for Faculty and Graduate Students


 

Creating Desire on Tin Pan Alley

Daniel Goldmark

2/14/08

 

A discussion with Daniel Goldmark.


 

Preparing a Budget

Denise Donahey, Achala Wali

2/15/08

 

Special Series for Faculty and Graduate Students


 

Cleveland Writers’ Showcase

Mary Grimm, Sarah Willis, Steven Hayward

2/21/08

 

A discussion with Mary Grimm, Sarah Willis, and Steven Hayward.


 

Proposal Writing

Susan L. Golden

2/22/08

 

Special Series for Faculty and Graduate Students


 

Black Church Culture as a Strategy of Action

Sandra Barnes

2/27/08

 

A discussion with Sandra Barnes


 

Tips and Strategies from a Foundation Representative

Kathleen Cerveny, William Marling, Marie Lathers

2/29/08

 

Special Series for Faculty and Graduate Students


 

Migrating Identities: Ethnicity, race, and well-being among African-descended Belizean adolescent immigrants and their parents in Los Angeles

Eileen Anderson-Fye

3/20/08

 

A discussion with Eileen Anderson-Fye.


 

The Fortune Cookie

Raymond Watkins

3/24/08

 

Billy Wilder, 1966
A Cleveland Browns Football game, filmed at the old Municipal Stadium, kicks off this screwball comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, who won the Oscar.


 

Second Hand Cities: Urban Inheritance and the Racial Origins of the American Antique Trade, 1860s-1960s

Alison Isenberg

3/24/08

 

A discussion with Alison Isenberg.


 

Up Tight

Robert Spadoni

3/25/08

 

Jules Dassin, 1968

Never released to video or DVD, this fascinating but forgotten artifact of the 1960s ‘Black Power’ era was shot on Cleveland’s East Side shortly after the Hough riots. This movie is essentially a remake of John Ford’s 1935 classic, “The Informer.”


 

Urbanism Unclothed: the Mermaid Sculpture Controversy, San Francisco, and the 1960s

Alison Isenberg

3/25/08

 

A discussion with Alison Isenberg.


 

Stranger than Paradise

Lou Giannetti

3/26/08

 

Jim Jarmusch, 1984

A NYC slacker shuffles off to Cleveland and Florida with his 16-year-old Hungarian cousin and his dim buddy. Jarmusch’s minimalist road movie remains one of the freshest, funniest, most acclaimed, and most influential independent films of the 1980s.


 

Urban Renewal in Paint: Supergraphics, Signs, and the Cityscape

Alison Isenberg

3/26/08

 

A discussion with Alison Isenberg.


 

National Cityscapes Conference: Days of Race – Democracy and Black Reconstruction in the Work of Carl Pope

Nicholas Mirzoeff

3/27/08

 

“…as those of you who are from the city know only too well, that a local white man was mugged by African American young people in Ludlow Cleveland on New Year’s Eve. It was a nasty unprovoked attack, no question. So were the responses. Dick Feagler editorialized to his fellow white people in the Cleveland Plain Dealer: ‘So move. But do it like we all have–like the whole three-county area has–don’t call it racism. Call it reality.’ There were suggestions on the Plain Dealer’s website that a fence should be built around the East side. Numerous issues intermingle here. The first is the divide in Cleveland that in a sense structures the Mind of Cleveland, a divide between East and West that creates the lived experience of ‘race’ as the real, the status quo.” Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor of Art and Art Professions at New York University delivers the keynote address for the National Cityscapes conference, titled “Days of Race: Democracy and Black Reconstruction in the Work of Carl Pope.”

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

National Cityscapes Conference: Creating and Performing Community

Lisa Bernd, Marina Peterson, Christina Lanzl

3/28/08

 

Join leading local, national, and international artists and scholars as they explore the intersections between the urban environment, the humanities, and social change. Conference papers will investigate the city as a physical, socio-economic and political entity, as well as a real, imagined, and remembered place. Historic and contemporary topics will range from the “managerial sublime” in nineteenth-century photographs of San Francisco to the reinvention of public space in Berlin today.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

National Cityscapes Conference: Contested Spaces and Social Division

Nannette Esseck Brewer, Mehnaaz Momen, R. Drew Smith, John Goins

3/28/08

 

Join leading local, national, and international artists and scholars as they explore the intersections between the urban environment, the humanities, and social change. Conference papers will investigate the city as a physical, socio-economic and political entity, as well as a real, imagined, and remembered place. Historic and contemporary topics will range from the “managerial sublime” in nineteenth-century photographs of San Francisco to the reinvention of public space in Berlin today.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

National Cityscapes Conference: Organizing the City

Christopher Ferguson, Elizabeth Carlson, Robert Kargon, Miriam R. Levin,

3/28/08

 

Join leading local, national, and international artists and scholars as they explore the intersections between the urban environment, the humanities, and social change. Conference papers will investigate the city as a physical, socio-economic and political entity, as well as a real, imagined, and remembered place. Historic and contemporary topics will range from the “managerial sublime” in nineteenth-century photographs of San Francisco to the reinvention of public space in Berlin today.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

Norman Krumholz: 2008 Humanities Week Keynote

Norman Krumholz

3/28/08

 

A discussion with Norman Krumholz.


 

National Cityscapes Conference: Knowing, Remembering, and Imagining the City

Germaine Halegoua, Nicole Dietrich, Joseph D. Lewandowski

3/29/08

 

Join leading local, national, and international artists and scholars as they explore the intersections between the urban environment, the humanities, and social change. Conference papers will investigate the city as a physical, socio-economic and political entity, as well as a real, imagined, and remembered place. Historic and contemporary topics will range from the “managerial sublime” in nineteenth-century photographs of San Francisco to the reinvention of public space in Berlin today.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

National Cityscapes Conference: Representation and Urban Spaces

John Ott, Elana Gomel, Dennis Maher

3/29/08

 

Join leading local, national, and international artists and scholars as they explore the intersections between the urban environment, the humanities, and social change. Conference papers will investigate the city as a physical, socio-economic and political entity, as well as a real, imagined, and remembered place. Historic and contemporary topics will range from the “managerial sublime” in nineteenth-century photographs of San Francisco to the reinvention of public space in Berlin today.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

National Cityscapes Conference: Marketing the City

Dr. Alexander Vari, Elizabeth A. Watson, Blaise Dupuis, Tan Zhang,

3/29/08

 

Join leading local, national, and international artists and scholars as they explore the intersections between the urban environment, the humanities, and social change. Conference papers will investigate the city as a physical, socio-economic and political entity, as well as a real, imagined, and remembered place. Historic and contemporary topics will range from the “managerial sublime” in nineteenth-century photographs of San Francisco to the reinvention of public space in Berlin today.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art, Clear Channel, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Councilman Joe Cimperman, Progressive Arts Alliance


 

Marjane Satrapi: Author of Persepolis and Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film

Marjane Satrapi

4/4/08

 

Best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book, Persepolis, graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi will speak of her youth in Iran in the 1970s and 1980s, and of living through the Islamic Revolution and the war with Iraq. The film adaptation of of her book is nominated for a 2007 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and it won the 2007 “Prix du Jury” at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art


 

Persepolis

4/4/08

 

PERSEPOLIS France/USA, 2007, Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

A free-spirited Persian girl’s coming-of-age in pre- and post-war Iran, and her studies abroad, are chronicled in this celebrated animated film version of the autobiographical graphic novels of co-director Marjane Satrapi. Features the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, and Danielle Darrieux.

French, English, Persian, and German with subtitles. 35mm. 95 min.

 

With support from:

Cleveland Institute of Art


 

Water and the Making of Modern London

John Brioch

4/17/08

 

A discussion with John Brioch.

 

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