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Upcoming Event: Discussing “An African City” with Nicole Amarteifio ’04

April 24th, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26
5-7:30 p.m.


Nicole Amarteifio ’04 is the creator and executive producer of the hit African television and web series “An African City.” The show, which CNN and the BBC have called Africa’s answer to “Sex and the City,” follows the lives of five young African women who have recently resettled in Accra, Ghana (Amarteifio’s hometown), after living abroad for most of their lives.

Following the screening of an episode of the program that takes on the tense and tender ties between Africans and African-Americans, Carina Ray, associate professor of African and Afro-American Studies, will interview Amarteifio.

Wasserman Cinematheque
Sachar International Center
Brandeis University

Program
5-6 p.m. – Welcome reception
6-7:30 p.m. – Screening and conversation

The event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Event: Jonathan Beller Lecture

April 10th, 2017

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Jonathan Beller (Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute, NYC) is one of the foremost theorists of the visual turn and the attention economy.  His work on the history of cinema emphasizes the way that the screen-image has altered all aspects of social life.  His books and edited volumes includeThe Cinematic Mode of Production: Attention Economy and the Society of the Spectacle (2006), Acquiring Eyes: Philippine Visuality, Nationalist Struggle and the World-Media System (2008), and Feminist Media Theory (2012).  Beller also serves on the Editorial Collective of Social Text
 
His talk on April 21st, 2 pm, in the DuBois Room is entitled “The Message is Murder:  Theses on Computational Capitalism.”
 
Sponsored by English, Art History, Computer Science, and the Mandel Center for the Humanities.  

Upcoming Event: Comparative Humanities Program Capstone Symposium

April 7th, 2017

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Comparative Humanities Program Capstone Symposium

Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb Graduate Center 119)

Join us to celebrate the achievements of the Comparative Humanities MA Class of 2017! The graduating master’s students in the Comparative Humanities Program (MACH) will present their capstone projects.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/uT4anLp5j2h4xGAD3

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