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Apr 22, 2021

Apr 22, 2021

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Showcasing the work of a diverse range of acclaimed African American and Black filmmakers, artists, and scholars, the Black Lives on Screen online screening series and discussions will promote and celebrate the rich history, present, and future of Black cinematic expression in the context of an inclusive, educational, and inspiring experience for the entire UI community. Event Information:Dreams Under Confinement: Uncharted Cartographies and Unsettled Temporalities of Black Experimental Fil...

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Showcasing the work of a diverse range of acclaimed African American and Black filmmakers, artists, and scholars, the Black Lives on Screen online screening series and discussions will promote and celebrate the rich history, present, and future of Black cinematic expression in the context of an inclusive, educational, and inspiring experience for the entire UI community. Event Information: Black Spring (in 5 parts) “poetic conversation in film” pre-recorded performance by Professor Tracie M...

Apr 20, 2021

Apr 20, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Iowa and Hollywood’s “Heartland” The Imagined Publics and Politics of “Flyover” Country This talk examines the myth of the Midwest as “Heartland” and the value of this myth to the media industries and broader U.S. culture, particularly as it is energized and privileged as “white space” during election cycles and moments of cultural crisis or upheaval. How have Iowa and Iowans been particularly iconic of this myth? Following up on Heartland TV: Prime Time Television and the Struggle for U.S...