DEFIANCE, Ohio – A new series, “Dialoguing in Defiance: Arts, Lectures, and Film,” will be unveiled this fall at Defiance College, offering a variety of events including speakers, discussion sessions, and an Alfred Hitchcock film series.
All events are free and open to the public.
The DC Film Series will focus on one of the world’s most influential directors, Alfred Hitchcock. His more than 50 silent and sound films still have their knack for thrilling audiences today. The six movies being shown are some of Hitchcock’s most famous movies, meant to be watched and analyzed for their plot twists, character traits, and unique qualities that only Hitchcock could create.
“North by Northwest” kicks off the film series on Sept. 17 and is following by “Rebecca” on Oct. 15, “Vertigo” on Nov. 19, “Psycho” on Jan. 14, “Strangers on a Train” showing Feb. 18, and “Rear Window” closing the film series on April 15.
All films will be shown at 8 p.m. in Schomburg Auditorium on the campus of Defiance College. The film series is sponsored by Defiance College’s First-Year Experience, the Student Life Office, and the Arts and Humanities Division.
“Dialoguing in Defiance” will also include major speakers Alfred Lubrano and Ted Conover.
Alfred Lubrano, an author who focuses on the transition from the working class to college experience, will speak Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in Schomburg Auditorium. Lubrano is an author, journalist, and National Public Radio (NPR) commentator. He is a feature writer on the staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer and has been an essayist for NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday since 1992. He is the author of Limbo: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams, published by Wiley in 2003. Support for his appearance is provided by the E. S. Dix Lectureship.
Award-winning author Ted Conover writes on criminal justice and immigration. His talk will be given Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in Schomburg Auditorium. He is the author of Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing and Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders with America’s Illegal Immigrants. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and National Geographic Magazine. Support for his presentation is provided by the Raulph and Lorna Peters Lectureship.
The third component of “Dialoguing in Defiance” will be a series of four presentations by DC faculty members and is supported by the Office of Academic Affairs. All four lectures will be given at 4 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Room, Serrick Campus Center.
On Sept. 23, Dr. Gregg Gunsch, professor of digital forensic science, will speak on “Why Isn’t Science Working in the Courtroom?” followed by Dr. MC Harper, associate professor of English, discussing “To Speak or Not Speak Poetry, That Is the Question” on Nov.18, Dean Johnson, assistant professor of religious studies, talks about “How Does Being White Impact Our Theology?” on Feb. 17, and on April 14, Dr. Kristin Sorensen, assistant professor of psychology, will speak on “Why Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education? A Discovery-Oriented Approach.”
If you are interested in making gifts to this new series, please contact Rich Pejeau, vice president for institutional advancement, at 419-783-2463.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
September 8, 2009