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October 2019

Sabine Klein, “Norridgewock: Massacre and Memory”

October 23 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Sabine Klein

Join Dr. Sabine Klein (Associate Professor of English at UMF) for a critical discussion of the deaths of approximately 80 Abenaki during a British massacre in Norridgewock, Maine in August 1724.

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Panel Discussion on THE SIMPSONS

October 30 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
The Simpsons Panel Discussion

THE SIMPSONS has been a powerful force in American culture for over 30 years, blending satire on current events with the humorous pastiche of famous television, literary, film, and musical works. This panel discussion of members of the UMF community (featuring Dr. Steven W.…

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November 2019

Keynote Event: Jonathan Gray, “THE SIMPSONS, Parody, and Television Satire”

November 13 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Jonathan Gray

Join Dr. Jonathan Gray (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) for an analysis of the ways in which THE SIMPSONS changed television history. Dr. Gray, the author of Watching With The Simpsons: Television, Parody, And Intertextuality¬†and several other works…

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The New Commons Film Series: THE PROBLEM WITH APU

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, 270 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
The Problem With Apu

The New Commons Film Series presents the controversial 2017 documentary THE PROBLEM WITH APU. Written by comedian Hari Kondabolu (alumnus of Bowdoin College), the film explores the problematic cultural stereotypes that characterize Apu (the famous Indian convenience store owner on THE SIMPSONS, voiced by…

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The New Commons Film Series: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lincoln Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington, 270 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
I Am Not Your Negro

The New Commons Film Series presents I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, an Oscar-nominated 2016 documentary highlighting James Baldwin's observations on American history and racism. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is inspired by Baldwin's unfinished 1970s work Remember This House.…

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James Baldwin Symposium

November 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
TBA ME United States
James Baldwin Symposium

Join Guy Mark Foster (Baldwin scholar and Associate Professor of English at Bowdoin College), Stefania Heim (poet, scholar, translator, editor and educator), and Ian Davis (scholar of transnational modernisms, race, gender, and sexuality) for a day-long consideration and discussion of the importance, impact, and…

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December 2019

Keynote Event: Jericho Brown, “The Cultural Import of James Baldwin and The Tradition”

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington, Academy Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States
Jericho Brown

Scholar and poet Jericho Brown (Associate Professor and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University) will discuss his own work, as well as situate James Baldwin's writing within a linage of creative African American cultural criticism. He is is the recipient…

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