Fall 2017 was our Sixth Season of Drury’s Humanities and Arts Film Series at the Moxie!
Few things capture the excitement of the imagination better than film. So many of the questions, concerns, and hopes that the Humanities collectively investigate are represented in that medium, so we sought out and established a partnership with the local independent film house – the Moxie. Working with the Moxie, we have chosen a blend of classic and contemporary films that highlight deep and enduring humanistic questions and themes. As a result of the partnership we produce a Moxie Film Series, directed by Dr. Kevin Henderson, Chair of Literature and Languages and Assistant Professor of English. The series anchors great film to community-centered “after-view” Socratic dialogues with the audience. This effort is also supported by a grant from The Missouri Humanities Council.
This fall’s line up included 2001: A Space Oddysey, hosted by Dr. Chris Panza, Professor of Philosophy, Les Visiteurs, hosted by Dr. Shelley Wolbrink, Professor of History, and Where Do We Go Now? hosted by professor Mouhcine El-Hajjami, Visiting Professor of Arabic. To learn more about the fall series, click here. Stay tuned for our Spring 2018 line-up!
First Friday Salon Talks
at the Rose O’Neill House
This past fall, the HEC co-sponsored the first Salon Talks and Gallery Openings at Rose O’Neill House.
On October 6, Professor Teresa Hornsby, Professor of Religion and Director of the Women and Gender Studies Program shared her thoughts on “How to Be An Academic and Not Lose Your Mind: Scholarship, Activism and Punk Rock.”
The gallery exhibit included “Works on Paper and Porcelain” by Professor Jo Van Arkel, Professor of English and Faculty Advisor to the Rose O’Neill House.
Many joined us for wine, snacks, conviviality and some home brew samples before heading out to the Pool Art Center and other First Friday events.
Rose O’Neill House Salon Talks are co-sponsored by the Humanities and Ethics Center and the Women and Gender Studies Program. They are free and always open to the Drury community and the public.