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Dec
2

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw What is American Art?Penn Lightbulb Cafe World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

As we move toward an increasingly pluralistic society in the United States, one in which political and social parity is being achieved by greater segments of society, the idea that works of art should be discussed in separate groups based on a perception of a shared “identity” among the objects’ makers (blacks, women, queers), rather than on the works’ thematic or conceptual affinities, seems increasingly regressive. And yet, such practices persist. Prof. DuBois Shaw's talk will examine the contemporary art historical, curatorial, and critical strategies and tactics for using such markers as race, gender, sexuality, and regional identity to interpret art today.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email bryangm@pobox.upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.



Dec
4

5:30 pm
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Film Festival - New Authors of Italian Cinema, Day 1 International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Thursday, December 4 - Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2014 edition of New Authors of Italian Cinema. This free film festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director of the Cinema Studies Program, and aims at promoting new Italian cinema abroad. Recently released feature films directed by Italy's most promising filmmakers will be presented and discussed by Penn's Italian Ph.D. students.

For a full list of films and screening times visit: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2014/December/FilmFestivalNewAuthorsItalianCinema2014



Dec
5

5:30 pm
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Film Festival - New Authors of Italian Cinema, Day 2 International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Thursday, December 4 - Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2014 edition of New Authors of Italian Cinema. This free film festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director of the Cinema Studies Program, and aims at promoting new Italian cinema abroad. Recently released feature films directed by Italy's most promising filmmakers will be presented and discussed by Penn's Italian Ph.D. students.

For a full list of films and screening times visit: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2014/December/FilmFestivalNewAuthorsItalianCinema2014



Dec
6

5:30 pm
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Film Festival - New Authors of Italian Cinema, Day 3 International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Thursday, December 4 - Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2014 edition of New Authors of Italian Cinema. This free film festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director of the Cinema Studies Program, and aims at promoting new Italian cinema abroad. Recently released feature films directed by Italy's most promising filmmakers will be presented and discussed by Penn's Italian Ph.D. students.

For a full list of films and screening times visit: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2014/December/FilmFestivalNewAuthorsItalianCinema2014



Dec
7

5:30 pm
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Film Festival - New Authors of Italian Cinema, Day 4 International House, 3701 Chestnut Street

Thursday, December 4 - Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Cinema Studies Program and the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and the International House of Philadelphia, present the 2014 edition of New Authors of Italian Cinema. This free film festival has been curated by Nicola M. Gentili, Associate Director of the Cinema Studies Program, and aims at promoting new Italian cinema abroad. Recently released feature films directed by Italy's most promising filmmakers will be presented and discussed by Penn's Italian Ph.D. students.

For a full list of films and screening times visit: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2014/December/FilmFestivalNewAuthorsItalianCinema2014