Hitler’s Refugees and the Hollywood Screen
Noah Isenberg offers the third lecture in the 2020-2021 John W. Altman Program in the Humanities: Migrations. The 2020-2021 Altman Program invites the Miami University community to explore the geographical, artistic, psychological, cultural, and linguistic aspects of human migration. What are the causes—economic, religious, ethnic, political, environmental—of exodus and resettlement? What can we learn from those who have left, or been driven from, their homelands? Whose stories of migration gain traction, and what are the politics of its representation? What new aesthetic formations result from migration? And how can modern societies use the history of global migrations to chart ethical solutions to the challenges of the present?
Noah Isenberg is the George Christian Centennial Professor and Chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas, Austin. A film historian, he is the author or editor of six books, including We’ll Always Have 'Casablanca': The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movie, which earned a spot on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list and was named an Editor's Choice by the New York Times Book Review. He is a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities and was the recipient of an inaugural National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award in 2015.
Meeting ID: 882 2662 7896
Thursday, October 15 at 5:00amVirtual Event