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January 2015
Free

Gayle Forman and Sarah Dessen discuss Gayle’s YA novel I Was Here

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A special conversation event with two YA all-stars: Gayle Forman, author of the bestselling duologies If I Stay/Where She Went and Just One Day /Just One Year; and Sarah Dessen, our hometown luminary, author of The Moon and More and the forthcoming Saint Anything. Gayle Forman returns with a stand-alone novel that is dark, compelling, and wholly original.  Before drinking a bottle of industrial cleaner alone in a motel room, Meg sends a time-delayed email to her best friend, Cody,…

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February 2015
$35

Great Books Reading Group – The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Yearning to revisit some of your old favorites with engaged peers and a learned discussion leader? We are pleased to announce the inaugural season of our Great Books Reading Groups in partnership with Flyleaf Books of Chapel Hill. Join UNC faculty discussion leaders for a session on context and meaning, and then return in two weeks to tackle substantive issues in the text. These programs will feature great UNC faculty, but they will be driven by group discussion not lectures.…

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$20

The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America

February 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We will examine the ways in which Shirley Temple became the most celebrated child star in film history by embodying hope, trust, and plucky cheer in the midst of the Great Depression, the greatest peacetime crisis in American history. Join history professor John Kasson for a discussion of his book, The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America. TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel…

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$20

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: When White Characters Masquerade Blackness

February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and Julie Marsden in Jezebel (1938) are not your typical southern belles. They defy patriarchy and resist prescribed roles associated with white femininity while defending the threatened South. Charlene Regester examines how these characters parade, imitate, and/or perform blackness while retaining their whiteness. She argues this masquerading blackness by the protagonists helps explain why these films hold an unending fascination for spectators. TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All Spotlight on Scholars events…

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$20

2015 Oscars Preview

February 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

We welcome back UNC screenwriting professors Dana Coen and Scott Myers to discuss the ten Oscar nominated films of 2014. This popular event will offer insights into the storytelling, marketing, industry trends, and the Hollywood award environment past and present. They also may be asking whether or not Hollywood is capable of making a good film at all these days. Get tips on your Oscar ballot before the big event! TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at…

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$20

Encounters with the Attention Ethic

February 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

What response does seeing human suffering demand of us? This question is at the center of filmmaker Julia Haslett’s most recent film An Encounter with Simone Weil, a personal essay documentary inspired by the French thinker and activist Simone Weil (1909-1943). Haslett will discuss the themes central to her documentary work: attention, empathy, and the complex dynamics of bearing witness. TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are…

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