UW News

February 9, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Monsen Photography Lecture, Meany On Screen: Martha Graham Dance Company, and More

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Monsen Photography Lecture: Deborah Willis

February 18, 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Online

In “Staying Engaged: Social Protest, Migrations, and Responses in Art,” sponsored by the Henry Art GalleryDeborah Willis will draw upon her prolific career as a photographer and a scholar of the history of photography as she addresses how we stay engaged in contemporary social protest and justice movements through the medium of photography. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with Sylvia Wolf, John S. Behnke Director of the Henry.

Meany On Screen: Martha Graham Dance Company

February 19 – 26 | Online

Comprised of the “most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see” (The Washington Post), the Martha Graham Dance Company performs Graham’s iconic and revered work Appalachian Spring, hosted by the Meany Center. In Collaboration Springs Eternal, Martha Graham Dance Company’s artistic director Janet Eilber and dancer Natasha Diamond-Walker will be in conversation with Meany Center Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt and David Rahbee (Senior Artist-In-Residence, Director of Orchestras and Chair of Orchestral Conducting), to discuss the collaboration between Martha Graham and Aaron Copland — one of the greatest artistic relationships of all time — and what their partnership teaches us about the interdependence of creative collaboration.

The Anthology as Meta-Syllabus: Combining German and Anglophone Approaches to Canon Studies

February 19, 1:30 – 2:30 PM | Online

In this talk, sponsored by the Department of GermanicsWhit Frazier Peterson of the University of Stuttgart will draw on the work of German and English language academics to look at the way the remediation of primary texts through anthologies has created “meta-syllabi,” or anthologies that inform university studies of the canon. These anthologies go a long way towards deciding which texts individual lecturers use in their classes, and in their remediated state, they also largely direct the way society understands the dialogue between culturally canonized texts. By analyzing canon cultural studies through the lens of media studies (and vice versa), this talk will establish a dialogue between Anglophone and German approaches to canon theory.

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Faculty Panel: The Biden Agenda: Promises and Prospects

February 22, 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Online

Joe Biden has assumed the Presidency during some of the most turbulent times in the nation’s history. With both Congress and the nation closely divided between the parties, can Biden govern? What are the prospects for his agenda on immigration, racial justice, climate change, economic stimulus, confronting the coronavirus, and other issues? In this lecture, sponsored by the Department of Political Science, faculty will tackle these questions and consider whether public confidence in elections and democracy can recover from the bitterly contested 2020 campaign. Professor of Political Science Mark Alan Smith will moderate conversations with Professors of Political Science Sophia Wallace, Rebecca Thorpe, Jake Grumbach, and James Long.

2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Eva Barto

February 19, 12:00 PM | Online

Eva Barto, who teaches at The School of Fine Art in Lyon, will be presenting this lecture in the Critical Issues Lecture Series, organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. The general public is invited to join degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. 

Next in the series:

  • February 26, 12:00 PM: Divya Mehra
  • March 5, 12:00 PM: to be announced

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Looking for more?

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