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The Rising Tide Center in collaboration with the Department of Communication & Journalism and the McGillicuddy Humanities Center presents, “Hunter Without Hunting Ground: The Dispossessed Wanderer in 21st Century Film ”
Visiting professor Dr. Ernest Mathijs, Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of British Columbia, will speak in Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall on March 10 at 4p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
From Charlie Chaplin’s loving tramp to violent hillbillies in Deliverance and zombies in the Walking Dead, portrayals of the dispossessed wanderer, or “white trash” in film as”backwards” are fundamental in informing American debate on race, gender, and belonging. In this lecture, Professor Ernest Mathijs will trace the representation of rural, white dispossessed wanderers in film through the years and show how our understanding of property ownership as an identity-affirming value influences current political discussions.
“Hunter Without Hunting Grounds” is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series fund.