The final lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Nicole Huang, associate professor of Chinese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuesday at 7 p.m., on the topic: “‘Azalea Mountain’ and the Soundscape of Late Mao Culture.”
This lecture addresses the interface between the visual and the auditory in cinematic culture of late Mao China. Using Azalea Mountain (Dujuan shan) as an example, the lecture highlights the sounds behind the images and calls into question the sensory predominance of the visual over the aural in our current scholarly paradigms.
Croft lectures are free and open to the public. (March 3, 2010)
The third lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Andrew Orta, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The talk, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, is on the topic: “Forged Communities and Vulgar Citizens: Rescaling Indigenous Locality in Semi-Neoli.”
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The second lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series will take place on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107). Robert Rohrschneider, Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor of International Public Opinion and Survey Research at the University of Kansas, will present his lecture: “Do Political Parties Represent Citizens in Europe?” All lectures are free and open to the public. (March 3, 2010)
The first lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Betsy Baker, associate professor and senior fellow for oceans and energy, Institute for Energy and the Environment, at 7 p.m. Monday in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room, Croft 107. Her lecture is titled, “Mapping the Arctic Ocean: ‘Law, geophysics and the politics of cooperation.” Croft lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brooke Worthy at firstname.lastname@example.org. (February 24, 2010)