Join Dr. Michael Johnson (Professor of English at UMF) for an examination of Get Out's place within a long lineage of depictions of African Americans in horror cinema.
The pandemic and the Great Resignation have recently revived the question at the center of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman: "What is a worker's life worth?" Join Max Alvarez, host of Working People podcast and Editor in Chief at The Real News Network,… Continue Reading "Max Alvarez, “What Is A Worker’s Life Worth?: Gen Z, Millennials, and the Death of the American Dream” Lecture and Workshop"
With thousands of workers on strike and millions having left their jobs in the past month, we are in a crucial era of redefining work and worker’s rights. Join Max Alvarez in a roundtable discussion on today’s most pressing labor issues with Andy O’Brien… Continue Reading "Max Alvarez, “Workers’ Rights and Current Strikes: Reading Death of A Salesman in a New Era of Labor Unrest” Local Workers Roundtable"
The New Commons Project at the University of Maine at Farmington is delighted to announce the cast and crew of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which will be performed in the Emery Arts Center on the UMF campus from December 9-12. The show… Continue Reading "Death of a Salesman (Community Performance)"
Visit the Farmington Public Library to pick up two free award-winning autobiographical comic books!: Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis (2000) and Liz Prince's Tomboy (2014). Winner of the Rainbow Project Book List, Tomboy is a witty memoir about grappling with identity labels and stereotypes in the… Continue Reading "Reading Group and Book Giveaway"
Vermond-based cartoonist Rachel Lindsay examines why comics are a powerful storytelling tool, and where Satrapi’s work fits into the medium. Rachel Lindsay's book, RX: A Graphic Memoir (2018), was the featured book for US National Network of Libraries of Medicine's mental health month 2019, and was… Continue Reading "Keynote: Rachel Lindsay, “PERSEPOLIS & the “Graphic Memoir”"