Meet the Professor - Russ Vandenbroucke - "Reading Kanafani in Kentucky": A Dramatic Journey in Five Acts (with Anecdotes en Route and Denouement to Follow)

Russ Vandenbroucke, Professor of Theatre Arts and Director of the Peace, Justice & Conflict Transformation program, uses five examples from past work as a writer and director to illustrate links between Greek tragedy and directing a stage adaptation of Kanafani's novella, "Returning to Haifa." Funded by UofL's Cooperative Consortium for Social Justice Research, this project affirms theatre that engages society rather than providing escape from it by blending arts, humanities, and social science to probe the meaning of "home" and its loss through displacement, dispossession, gentrification, and urban renewal.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

University Club & Alumni Center, Ballroom B
200 E. Brandeis Ave , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Event Type

Talk

Audience

Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Arts & Sciences, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Liberal Studies

Tags

#editorpick

Cost

$15/person; $10 students

Group
Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization
Contact Name

Janna Tajibaeva

Contact Phone Number

8522247

Contact Email

janna@louisville.edu

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