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February 9 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Delphine Letort (author of The Spike Lee Brand: A Study of Documentary Filmmaking [2015] and Associate Professor in English at the University of Le Mans), Dr. Eliane Elmaleh (Professor of American Culture at the University of Le Mans), Dr. Charles Nero (Professor of Rhetoric, Screen and Film Studies at Bates College), and Dr. Michael Johnson (Professor of English at UMF) for an exciting day-long examination of BLACKkKLANSMAN, the cinema of Spike Lee, and Black filmmaking co-sponsored by the New Commons Project and Global Education.

9:30 am: Welcome
10:00 am: Charles Nero, “Stay Woke: Spike Lee Takes on the Interracial Buddy Cop Film”
11:00 am: Delphine Letort, “Is BlacKkKlansman doing ‘the right thing’?”
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm: Michael Johnson, “‘There has been but one picture that incited the colored people to riot, and that still does’: Oscar Micheaux, Spike Lee, and The Birth of a Nation”
2:30 pm: Eliane Elmaleh, “Reversing and debunking stereotypes in BlacKkKlansman”
3:30 pm: Roundtable Discussion


February 9
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Education Center (Room 103), University of Maine at Farmington
186 High Street
Farmington, ME 04938 United States