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November Events
Liberal Arts School Meetings Fall 2018

Liberal Arts Chairs Meetings Fall 2018
Liberal Arts School Meetings Spring 2019
Liberal Arts Chairs Meetings Spring 2019

NOVEMBER

FILM AND MEDIA

Media Screening Series

WE THE ANIMALS, 94 min, 2018
Director Jeremiah Zagar

Tuesday 13, 6:30pm

Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.

With a screenplay by Dan Kitrosser and Jeremiah Zagar based on the celebrated Justin Torres novel, We the Animals is a visceral coming-of-age story propelled by layered performances from its astounding cast –including three talented, young first-time actors –and stunning animated sequences which bring Jonah’s torn inner world to life. Drawing from his documentary background, director Jeremiah Zagar creates an immersive portrait of working class family life and brotherhood.

JEREMIAH ZAGAR grew up in South Philly spending most afternoons in a dark movie theater or wandering the aisles of his local TLA video store. In 2008 he completed his first documentary, In A Dream, which screened theatrically across the US and in film festivals around the world. It was broadcast on HBO, shortlisted for an Academy Award and received two Emmy nominations, including “Best Documentary.”

His next feature-length documentary Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO to much fanfare in 2014. His latest film, the feature-length narrative We The Animals, premiered at Sundance in 2018 and took home the NEXT Innovator Award.  Other notable output includes the pilot episode for Showtime’s 7 Deadly Sins, and commercial work for GE Capital, Pedigree and New Balance. When he’s not working, Jeremiah spends his time swimming in New York City's finest public pools.

Location: D207 Screening Room, Pomerantz Art and Design Center

ENGLISH AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Elizabeth Sheehan

Modernism à la Mode: A Presentation on Fashion and Literature

Tuesday, November 20, 4-6pm

4-5 -  Presentation and Discussion

5-6  - Panel Discussion and Q & A:

  • Sarah Byrd, School of Graduate Studies, FIT
  • Justine De Young, History of Art Department, FIT
  • Jeri Zulli, English and Communication Studies Department, FIT

DR. ELIZABETH SHEEHAN, an Assistant Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University, is the author of Modernism à la Mode: Fashion and the Ends of Literature (Cornell University Press, 2018), and co-editor of Cultures of Femininity in Modern Fashion. She has produced groundbreaking publications on modernism, fashion, feminist theory, race, affect, photography, and magazines.

For more information contact, jean_amato@fitnyc.edu and jerilyn_zulli@fitnyc.edu

Location: Katie Murphy Ampitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center

HISTORY OF ART / MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

Manila-Acapulco Trade Lecture Series

The Rise and Fall of The Manila Galleon Trade and The Impact on The Arts of The New World

Dr. Margaret Connors McQuade
Assistant Director, The Hispanic Society of America

Wednesday 28, 11am-12pm

Location: Katie Murphy Ampitheatre, Pomerantz Art and Design Center

MODERN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES

29th Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Competition

Award Ceremony

Thursday 29, 1-2pm

Location: The Lagary Board Room, Marvin Feldman Center, 9th Floor

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Celluloid Shrinks

Behind the Screens at FIT

A discussion of therapy in the movies and TV with Jack Drescher, MD, Todd Essig, PhD, and Sue Kolod, PhD. Moderated by Dan Levinson Wilk, FIT

Friday, November 30, 5:10-7pm

Location: D207 Screening Room, Pomerantz Art and Design Center

 

Fall 2018 LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOL MEETINGS

Tuesday, September 18
Tuesday, October 9
Tuesday, November 13
Tuesday, December 11

All meetings are held Tuesdays (1 – 2) in Room D207

Please try to send any curriculum items to be discussed at these meetings at least a week or two in advance for the Dean's review either via email or hard copy.

Fall 2018 CHAIRS MEETING DATES

Thursday, September 6
Thursday, September 20
Thursday, October 4
Thursday, October 18
Thursday, November 1
Thursday, November 15
Thursday, November 29
Thursday, December 13

All meetings are held Thursdays (10.30 – 12) in Room B623

 

Spring 2019 LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOL MEETINGS

Tuesday, February 12
Tuesday, March 12
Tuesday, April 9
Tuesday, May 14

All meetings are held Tuesdays (1 – 2) in Room D207

Please try to send any curriculum items to be discussed at these meetings at least a week or two in advance for the Dean's review either via email or hard copy.

Spring 2019 CHAIRS MEETING DATES

Thursday, January 31
Thursday, February 14
Thursday, February 28
Thursday, March 14
Thursday, March 28
Thursday, April 11
Thursday, April 25
Thursday, May 9

All meetings are held Thursdays (10.30 – 12) in Room B623

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