Arts

Various Game Topics

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 1:35 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:58 pm

As an instructor in the game design program, I’ve traveled to a number of events related to gaming around the country, delivering talks on game topics ranging from color-blindness and accessibility to opera in games. With a couple weeks’ notice, I can prepare a talk on a variety of subjects, including audiovisual components, as part […]

A/V requirements: LCD Projector

Daniel Greenberg

Daniel Greenberg

Posted: March 27, 2019 at 1:32 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:56 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Daniel Greenberg teaches game design topics in the Computer Game Design program, with a focus on history and analysis. His research tackles the emerging topics surrounding digital games, including their defined role as an art form, the language used to describe them, the manner in which they convey narrative, patterns for […]

History, Lessons and Legacies of the Vietnam War

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 12:43 pm

The history and lessons learned from the Vietnam war including a look at veteran’s issues in American Life. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Meredith Lair

War Memorials on the National Mall

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:28 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 12:43 pm

I can do this as a talk or a walking tour. I provide historical background about the development of various war memorials on the National Mall, as well as interpretation of their design and meaning in American culture. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD Projector, Screen

Meredith Lair

Meredith Lair

Posted: October 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 12:42 pm

Available to present remotely/virtually. Professor Lair’s work examines warfare and its relationship to American society and culture, with particular emphasis on how knowledge and memories of the past are constructed and disseminated over time. She is the author of Armed with Abundance: Consumerism and Soldiering in the Vietnam War, which examines the non-combat experiences of […]

The Hylton Performing Arts Center: a community’s dream comes true

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm

This talk describes the distinctive origins and current program of the innovative, state-of-the-art Hylton Performing Arts Center on Mason’s Prince William Campus. The result of creative collaboration between political jurisdictions (City of Manassas, Prince William County, and the Commonwealth of Virginia) and a major university, the Hylton Center expresses a community’s sense of cultural pride […]

A/V requirements: None

The Spanish Golden Age–a Dramatic Legacy

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:29 pm

Cervantes, Tirso de Molina, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and many more great writers define the”Siglo de Oro” or Golden Age in Spanish literature, a period spanning portions of the 16th and 17th centuries that coincides with Spain’s decline as a world power. This talk addresses Spanish views of love, honor, power, religion, […]

A/V requirements: None

Rick Davis

The Beautiful and the Just: Inquiry, Justice, and Value in Alain Locke and Aristotle

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Alain Locke was a 20th-century African American philosopher, Chair of the Philosophy Department at Howard University, and the guiding force behind the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. His work in philosophy, politics, education, and arts criticism was guided by the notion of culture as a goal. To see this we must look to his roots […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Rose Cherubin

The Art of Choreography

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Uses lecture, video, and/or live performance to look at dance.

A/V requirements: TV/VCR

Susan Shields

Sex and Gender in Ancient Greece: Philosophy, Poetry, Drama

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm, Last Updated: April 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

What if the leaders in politics, business, science, and the military had spent their youth as Playboy bunnies or car- show models? What if the second most powerful person in the country, the top advisor and speechwriter to the President, could not vote and had no right to own property or bring a legal case? […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Rose Cherubin

Running a Small Press

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

The speaker presents his experience in publishing poetry and neglected work, and in making unlikely books into a respected and self-sustaining publishing company, Orchises Press.

A/V requirements: None

Roger Lathbury

Portfolio Design for Architecture, Fine Arts and Allied Design Disciplines

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm

An international survey of portfolio design for the arts and architecture with numerous examples and discussion of the conceptual aspects, methods and materials of planning and assembly of an original, professional presentation.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Harold Linton

Impact Performance in a Media World

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Whether announcing on the radio, delivering television news, or acting in a film or documentary, the human voice and body are your tools to inform and persuade in broadcast performance. Techniques are introduced and skills practiced regarding how to improve vocal (paralanguage) and physical (nonverbal) delivery elements to more effectively communicate messages in a performance […]

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Myths, Archetypes, Campbell and Jung: An Actor’s Tools in Creating Arc of Character

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:16 pm

The processes and approaches to “becoming a character” for performance are myriad and can be even mysterious. Actor and professor, Edward Gero, explores an approach to interpreting and creating character inspired by Jungian archetypes and mythical storytelling patterns identified by Joseph Campbell in his seminal work “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Tracing his process […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Edward Gero

My Year with Rothko

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm

An in depth look at the research, rehearsals and production of playing Mark Rothko in the first American production of John Logan’s Tony Award winning play RED, directed by Tony Award winning director Robert Falls which opened in Chicago and transferred to Washington’s Arena Stage. An inside look at the creating of character and the […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Edward Gero

Latin American Film

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 8:16 pm, Last Updated: April 3, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Professor Rabin can lecture on Latin American film of the twentieth century, including the “New Cinema” of the 1960s-1980s, and educational documentaries made around the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop with DVD player, LCD, Screen

Lisa Rabin

Ibsen and the Birth of Modern Drama

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:27 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm

A look at the revolution in drama launched by Henrik Ibsen, one of the giant figures of European letters in the late 19th century. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: None

Rick Davis

How Do You Choreograph a Dance?

Posted: September 26, 2014 at 7:17 pm, Last Updated: September 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Discussion of the craft and artistry and happy coincidence in making a dance.

A/V requirements: TV/VCR

Susan Shields

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm, Last Updated: September 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Biography of this popular 20th century author, with highlights from his two great novels, “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender is the Night,” plus his remarkable short stories.

A/V requirements: None

Roger Lathbury

Color in Architecture

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

An international survey of Contemporary architecture and the role of the colorist in working with architects and designers to provide inspirational color treatments for interiors, exteriors and urban spaces

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Harold Linton

Boosting Teacher Effectiveness through Performance

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm, Last Updated: April 23, 2020 at 5:56 pm

Given the challenges facing public education today, using enhanced performance skills in the classroom may produce students who exhibit better attention, interest, and response. Teacher enthusiasm is a pedagogical necessity, and the communicative style of a teacher can have an affect on the degree to which students learn. Presentation is available remotely/virtually.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Susan (Susie) Tomasovic

Book Design

Posted: September 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm, Last Updated: September 24, 2014 at 7:31 pm

The elements that make a book as beautiful to hold as it may be to read.

A/V requirements: None

Roger Lathbury

Acting Shakespeare

Posted: September 8, 2014 at 4:41 pm, Last Updated: April 6, 2015 at 5:39 pm

A freewheeling discussion of the actor’s life working on the great plays of Shakespeare, based on 25 years of experience.

A/V requirements: None

Edward Gero