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Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center

Pre-performance lecture by William Yellow Robe on The Color Purple

Collins Center for the Arts 2 Flagstaff Road, Orono, ME, United States

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (TheNew York Times). Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about […]

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Pre-performance Lecture: Birdie Sawyer on “Flex Ave” by FLEXN

Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts 2 Flagstaff Rd., Orono, ME, United States

“This dance form, these artists won’t be boxed in.” – New York Times Following breakthrough performances at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Manchester International Festival, and an upcoming residency for the inaugural season of The Shed in New York City, FLEX AVE., the brand new creation of Flexn dance pioneer Reggie “Regg Roc” […]

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Visiting Professor Erin J. Kappeler’s lecture on “Mary Austin’s Time Machine: Modernist Poetics and Settler Time”

Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium Barrows Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

Visiting professor Erin J. Kappeler (Tulane University) will be speaking in Hill Auditorium in Barrows Hall on Wednesday, March 4, at 3PM. Kappeler will explore key texts by the modernist poet and activist Mary Austin, who helped to invent Native American poetry as a field, to show that the concept of free verse was a […]

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(CANCELED) Coffy: The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization

Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium Barrows Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

The March 9 showing of the film Coffy  is CANCELED due to unforeseen travel delays with the speaker. Tomorrow's talk with Professor Mathijs is also canceled. Future "Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization" events listed below will continue as scheduled.   The McGillicuddy Humanities Center is holding a year-long film series examining "The Cinema of Colonization […]

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Innocence Unprotected: The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization

Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium Barrows Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center is holding a year-long film series examining "The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization" as part of our annual symposium. The films selected engage with the theme in a variety of ways, from incorporating the legacies of colonization into the storyline to disrupting traditional Western systems and methods of production and distribution. […]

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David Barnouw: Who Betrayed Anne Frank and Who Owns her Legacy?

Buchanan Alumni House

A presentation on Anne Frank, betrayal, and the legacy of both by David Barnouw. Barnouw is an independent scholar and emeritus researcher at the Dutch Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His areas of interest are the Second World War in Europe, memory, representation, monuments and museums. He has written over fifteen books and […]

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From Smarter Planet to Wiser Earth: Re-Envisioning Relationships between AI Technologies, Human Society, and Natural World

Zoom

On Thursday, March 23 at 12:30 pm, the Socialist and Marxist Studies Speaker Series presents a talk by Gray Cox (Professor, College of the Atlantic) titled "From Smarter Planet to Wiser Earth: Re-Envisioning Relationships between AI Technologies, Human Society, and Natural World." (Zoom link: https://maine.zoom.us/j/3657262020) Gray Cox, Professor, College of the Atlantic How will Artificial […]

The Blue Commons: Combating Rentier Capitalism in the Sea

Zoom

On Thursday, April 13 at 12:30 pm, the University of Maine Socialist and Marxist Studies Speaker Series presents a talk by Guy Standing (Professor, Economist, SOAS University of London of Philosophy) titled "The Blue Commons: Combating Rentier Capitalism in the Sea." (Zoom link https://maine.zoom.us/j/3657262020) Guy Standing, Professor, Economist, SOAS University of London of Philosophy Guy Standing […]

I Saw What You Did Podcast – Stephen King Double Feature

Allen and Sally Fernald AP/PE Space Stewart Commons IMRC, UMaine, Orono, ME, United States

Join us on Thursday October 19 from 3:30-5:30 at IMRC 104 (The Fernald Adaptive Presentation & Performance Environment) for a public discussion of two films based on Stephen King novels—Pet Sematary (1989) and Misery (1990). Millie De Chirico and Danielle Henderson, hosts of the film podcast I Saw What You Did, will talk us through […]

“Bméndan: In search of a cartography of responsibility”

Stewart Commons IMRC Stewart Commons, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States

On Wednesday, February 7 at 3:00 pm in the IMRC, award-winning cartographer Margaret Pearce will conclude her mini-residency at the University of Maine with a talk about her own research on mapping. As part of her residency, Pearce led student workshops on mapping--for those new to cartography and for students with previous experience in GIS.    Pearce's talk, […]

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