International Studies Faculty to Speak on Art and Resistance

September 5, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The first International Studies Faculty Colloquium for the 2008-2009 academic school year will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 11 in the Beckman Auditorium of The Ames Library (1 Ames Plaza, Bloomington).

The colloquium is free and open to the public.

A panel of international studies faculty will address the ways in which the current International Studies Programmatic Theme, Art and Resistance, informs their work as scholars and teachers. According to Irv Epstein, acting director of the International Studies Department,  “Art and Resistance was chosen as this year’s theme because it touches upon the interests of faculty from multiple disciplines and is of central importance to those of us who grapple with basic human questions that arise within a global context.”

Panel participants will include: Isaac Funk Professor of German and Russian Marina Balina, who will examine children’s literature in the former Soviet Union; Professor of Hispanic Studies Carmela Ferradns, whose current research focuses on poster art during the Spanish Civil War; McFee Professor of Religion and Humanities Brian Hatcher, an expert in Hinduism, who will discuss reactions to British colonialism in India; and Associate Professor of History Gordon Horwitz, the author of a recently published book detailing Jewish resistance to Nazi occupation. 

For additional information, contact Epstein at (390) 556-3374.

 Contact: Teresa A. Sherman ’09, (309) 556-3181