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Schedule of Events

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Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events
Schedule of Events


August 17, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Lenin Lives and Revolution on Display: Soviet Propaganda Posters
Exhibitions open to public. On view until October 6, 2017

Van Every/Smith Galleries, Belk Visual Art Center
August 31, 2017
4:30 p.m.
Faculty, Staff, and Student Book Discussion of October: The Story of the Russian Revolution by China Miéville

Carolina Inn
August 31, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Lenin Lives Exhibition Opening Reception and Panel Discussion with Guest Artists
Moderated by Roman Utkin

Atrium and Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Art Center


September 6, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Public Lecture by Molly Brunson (Yale University), "Painting Lenin after Lenin"

Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Art Center
September 6, 2017
El Lissitzky: Victory over the Sun
Lithographs on loan from Nancy Greystone and Jerry Pomerantz

Exhibition opens to public. On view until December 8, 2017

Spencer Lobby, Chambers
September 7, 2017 3:05 p.m.
Devyn Spence Benson, "Cuba, Malcom X, and Anti-Colonial Revolutions"

Hance Auditorium, Chambers
September 12, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Coffee + Conversation with Tyler Starr

Professor Starr will discuss propaganda posters on view in Revolution on Display. The discussion will include an explanation of printmaking techniques and a visit to the print shop

Smith Gallery, Belk Visual Art Center
September 19, 2017
Common Hour
11:05-12:05 p.m.
"Revolution & Spectacle," faculty panel
Carole Kruger, "Expo '67 and Quebec's Quiet Revolution"
Shaw Smith, "Eugène Delacroix and Liberty Leading the People" (Musée du Louvre, Paris, 1830)"
Karli Henderson "Russian Revolution and the Theatre Department's Production of The Dragon"

E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center, 210
September 27, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Film Screening of Good Bye, Lenin! (dir. Wolfgang Becker, 2003)
Introduction and film discussion led by Maggie McCarthy

Semans Auditorium, Belk Visual Art Center
September 28, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Public Lecture by Laurence Senelick (Tufts University), "A Dragon for All Seasons: On Evgeny Shvarts's The Dragon"

Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center

Red October

October 19, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Hansford M. Epes Distinguished Lecture by Chad Wellmon (University of Virginia), "Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age"

Hance Auditorium, Chambers
October 20, 2017 8:00 p.m.
Opening Night of Evgeny Shvarts's The Dragon
translated by Laurence Senelick, directed by Mark Sutch, scenic design by Anita J. Tripathi

Additional performances on October 21, 27, and 28 at 8:00 p.m. and on October 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets

Duke Family Performance Hall
October 24, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Film Screening of Reds (dir. Warren Beatty, 1981)
Introduction and Film Discussion led by Amanda Ewington

Hance Auditorium, Chambers
October 25, 2017
4:30-5:30 p.m.
"Revolution & Global Revolutions: China, Cuba, Mexico," faculty panel
Jane Mangan, "The 1910 Mexican Revolution Meets the Bolshevik Revolution"
Dáša Mortensen, "Mao Zedong and the Chinese Cultural Revolution"
Devyn Spence Benson, "Cuban Revolution"

E. Craig Wall Academic Center, 210
October 26, 2017 Time/Venue TBA
Russian Culture Evening: Food, Games, Music, Crafts


November 2, 2017 3:05 p.m.
Lecture by Dáša Mortensen, "China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

Hance Auditorium, Chambers
November 8-12, 2017
Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege

By Dan O'Brien, Winter Miller, Mona Mansour and Tala Manassah, Dominique Morisseau, Marcus Gardley, A. Rey Pamatmat

Directed by Sharon Green. Tickets

The Barber Theatre
November 9, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Dance Department Performance: "Revolution" Response

Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center
November 8, 2017 4:30-5:30 p.m.
"Revolution & Science," faculty panel
Dave Robb, "Kuhn and Scientific Revolutions"
Karen Hales, "The Genetics Revolution vs. Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union: Science Denial Then and Now"
Raghu Ramanujan, "The Artificial Intelligence Revolution"

E. Craig Wall Academic Center, 210
If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Ewington or Roman Utkin
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