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English professor Dina Smith to discuss films of the 1930s

MEDIA CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu


Dina Smith, Drake University assistant professor of English,
will continue Drake’s Center for the Humanities Colloquium Series on Friday,
Feb. 20.

The presentation, titled “What’s the Ballyhoo? The
Heterotopic Landscape of 1930s Film Exhibition,” will start at 3:30 p.m.
in the Honors Lounge of Medbury Hall, 2730 Forest Ave. The event is free and
open to the public.

Smith, an expert in film study, focuses her interests and
teachings at Drake on Cold War culture of the 1950s-80s. She previously taught
women’s studies at the University of South Florida after earning a doctorate in film studies and 20th-century cultural theory from the University of Florida.

Smith also has taught film courses and served as the
associate director of writing at the University of Kentucky. 

The Humanities Colloquium Series will continue with the
following presentations, which will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the
Honors Lounge of Medbury Hall.

  • March
    6 — John Burney, vice provost for academic affairs, “War, Poverty,
    Democracy or Conspiracy: Interpreting the Origins of Terror in the French

  • March
    27 — Melisa Klimaszewski, assistant professor of English,
    “Decentering Dickens: Collaboration and Anonymity in Victorian

  • April
    17 — Michael Haedicke, assistant professor of culture and society,
    “Does it Matter Why Somebody Buys Organic Food? How Industry Members
    Configure Consumption and the Public Good.” 

Fore more information about the series, contact Joseph
Schenider, director of the Drake
Center for the Humanities
, at 515-271-2158 or joseph.schneider@drake.edu.