theatre and film studies

Six students named Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars

Posted 1 month 6 hours ago
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Only after Cora Nunnally Miller passed away in 2015 did the fact that during her lifetime she anonymously gave more than $33 million to the University of Georgia Foundation. The legacy of those gifts continues to have deeply positive impacts on UGA students today:

Six University of Georgia students have been selected as the inaugural cohort of Cora Nunnally Miller Fine Arts Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The purpose of the scholarship, made possible as part of a $17 million gift to the university upon Miller’s passing in 2015, is to recognize exceptional...

UGA Theatre closes 2017-2018 season with Shakespeare’s Othello

Posted 2 months 1 week ago
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“The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.” Thus speaks the Duke to Desdemona’s father Brabantio in Othello, thus UGA Theatre closes their season with one of the Bard's best:

Shakespeare’s “Othello,” widely regarded as one the greatest masterpieces of English literature, is a meditation on the nature of cruelty and envy. Othello, a valiant and renowned general, has earned the love and respect of the state he serves—and more importantly that of Desdemona, whom he secretly marries. But his most trusted friend and advisor,...

“Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era”

Posted 4 months 4 hours ago
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A roundtable panel on “Women, Hollywood and the #METOO Era” will be held Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Balcony Theatre (Room 400) of the Fine Arts Building. UGA faculty members will assess ongoing hurdles and notable triumphs for women in American filmmaking today:

The panel will include Antje Ascheid, associate professor of film studies; Maryann Erigha, assistant professor of sociology; Kate Fortmueller, assistant professor of entertainment and media studies; and Rielle Navitski, assistant professor of film studies. Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts, will moderate the...

UGA Theatre presents DETROIT

Posted 4 months 4 days ago
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Directed by professor George Contini, UGA Theatre presents Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit, in which an all-American backyard barbeque turns into a menacing affair when mysterious new neighbors upend the lives of an average couple, beginning this weekend:

Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit examines the American state of mind – the obsessiveness of our deep ontological need to define who we are in terms of position, class, consumption, race, and gender roles. D’Amour’s characters all suffer from classic existential angst. They’ve lost sight of what it means to “be in the world” because the world has...

Kudos, January 2018

Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago
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Congratulations on the many recent honors and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumni of the Franklin College and our colleagues around the university:

The University of Georgia observed its anniversary as the birthplace of public higher education in America during the week of Jan. 22-26, and the UGA Alumni Association celebrated the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 16th annual Founders Day Lecture Jan. 22 presented by J. Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences.

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