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March 27, 2014

Institute for Humanities Announces Program Lineup

The Institute for the Humanities announces an array of programs over the next two weeks. All are free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP for any of the programs in April, contact Stacey Parks, program manager, at 683-3823 or sparks@odu.edu.

Saturday, March 29

2:30-4 p.m.

Mills Godwin Jr. Building

Room 102

A performance of Bryan Doerries' "Theater of War: The Soldiers & Citizens Tour."

"Theater of War" presents readings of Sophocles' "Ajax" to diverse military and civilian audiences in order to engage communities in powerful town hall discussions about the visible and invisible wounds of war. The presentations are intended to foster conversations and compassion while mobilizing citizens and resources to help improve the lives of service members, veterans, and their families and communities. The readings at ODU will be performed by Reg E. Cathey ("The Wire," "Oz," "House of Cards") and Marin Ireland ("Homeland," "Mildred Pierce," "Reasons to be Pretty").

Sponsors: Institute for the Humanities, Theatre Program and Office of Military Affairs

The performance is free, but RSVPs are required. Click here to register.

Thursday, April 3

6-8 p.m.

University Theatre

Screening of the premiere episode of the acclaimed Israeli television series, "Hatufim," which has been adapted in the U.S. as the Emmy Award-winning drama "Homeland." Dr. Sharon Shahaf (Georgia State University), an expert on Israeli television, will introduce the episode. She will also answer questions from the audience about the series' production, reception and adaptation worldwide. The event is free and is part of Jewish Education Week.

Friday, April 4

3-5 p.m.

Batten Arts and Letters Building

Room 9024

Sharon Shahaf (Georgia State University) presents, "American Dreams, Israeli Formats: Israeli Television history and the Global Format Revolution." Shahaf will explore the recent global popularity of Israeli television formats, which have been adapted in numerous countries, including the U.S., with series like "Homeland" (Showtime) and "In Treatment" (HBO). The event is free and is part of Jewish Education Week.

Saturday, April 5

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Batten Arts and Letters Building

3rd Floor

The Department of Women's Studies will resume Works in Progress, the regional interdisciplinary conferences of feminist scholarship of earlier decades.

Thursday, April 10

5-7 p.m.

Batten Arts and Letters Building

Room 9024

David Golumbia (Virginia Commonwealth University) presents "Cyberlibertarianism Inside and Outside the University." In this talk, he explores how celebrations of digital culture, both within the academy and in society more broadly, often unwittingly embrace neo-liberal and libertarian value systems contradictory to the ethos of participation and community building often associated with the Internet. The event is sponsored by MediaCommons.