Award-winning Mayan indigenous playwright Petrona de la Cruz and performance artist Doris Difarnecio will be performing “Bittersweet Dreams,” a semi-autobiographical monologue about a young girl adapting to adult life at an early age. The monologue will be performed in Spanish with projected English subtitles.
The Carsey-Wolf Center will be screening Peter Ott’s The Milan Protocol, a film about a German doctor working and living in Iraqi Kurdistan who is kidnapped while traveling through Syria. A pre-taped discussion between Ott and German and Slavic studies professor Elisabeth Weber will follow the screening.
History professor Charles Kim from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will give a talk called “Textures of the Past,” examining modern South Korean history museums and TV programs to explore nostalgic micro-narratives that work between narratives of economic development and political resistance in the country.
Columbia University Philosophy professor Jenann Ismael will be giving the 2019 Steven Humphrey Lecture in the Philosophy of Science, called “Rethinking Time and Determinism in a Relativistic Setting.”