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2012 Tenenbaum Lecture

 

Neal Gabler (author, cultural historian, film critic, and Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center/Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California) -


"Jewish American Filmmakers: from Sidney Lumet to Judd Apatow"

Neal Gabler, Senior Fellow at the Norman Lear Center/Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, is an author, cultural historian, and film critic. His first book, An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Theatre Library Association Award. His second book, Winchell: Gossip, Power and the Culture of Celebrity, was named non-fiction book of the year by Time magazine. Newsweek calls his most recent book, Walt Disney: The Triumph of American Imagination, "the definitive Disney bio." Gabler has taught at the University of Michigan and at Pennsylvania State University. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan and holds advanced degrees in film and American culture. He is currently at work on a biography of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

About the lecture:

Is there such a thing as a "Jewish" filmmaker in the way that we think of Saul Bellow, Philip Roth and Bernard Malamud as Jewish writers? Or are there just filmmakers who happen to be Jewish? Are there Jewish themes inherently embedded in many American films? How has pluralism changed the nature of Jewish film and Jewish characters?

 

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Reception Hall of the Michael C. Carlos Museum

Free and open to the public, with a light reception to follow

 

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Free parking is available in the Fishburne parking deck. 

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Graduate/Faculty Seminar:

 

"The Post Idea World"

On August 13, 2011, Neal Gabler wrote in the New York Times: “We are living in an increasingly post-idea world — a world in which big, thought-provoking ideas that can’t instantly be monetized are of so little intrinsic value that fewer people are generating them and fewer outlets are disseminating them, the Internet notwithstanding. Bold ideas are almost passé.”  Information has crowded out big thinking, the kind of conceptualizations (such as those provided by Marx, Nietzsche and Freud) that explained the world to us.  Is this trend, borne of multiple forces, too overwhelming, or can anything be done to reverse it?          

Wednesday, February 1
4:00-5:30pm
Bowden Hall 323 (Majors Room)      
                                                 


 

 

 

 

 

The Tenenbaum lecture is sponsored by:

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies
The Hightower Fund



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