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Spotlight for the week of November 8

Rhodes College

In the age of search engines, 24-hour news cycles, and social media, more people hear about unfamiliar concepts more often than ever before. Some of those concepts, such as Critical Race Theory or Gender Theory used to be reserved for grad school classrooms and academic conferences, but are now becoming part of public dialogue. On November 11that 6 pm the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities and the Department of History at the University of Memphis are hosting Dr. Joan Wallach Scott in a virtual roundtable to discuss this migration of ideas. Dr. Scott is a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, and her work has focused on how the way history is written and by whom shapes historical memory and the way we educate future generations about past times.

Then, on Saturday November 13that 11am the David Lusk Gallery is hosting an Artist Talk with Greely Myatt for his new exhibit, “Better Than A Stick in the Eye.” This exhibit focuses on using found objects to foster conversation with the viewers on a variety of subjects, from Myatt’s own childhood to historical references. Each sculpture is referred to as a short story, to be read and discussed by the viewer. From both an academic and artistic angle, the desire for conversation is strong in both of these events.

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Dr. Laura Loth is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Director of the French and Francophone Studies program at Rhodes College. She teaches courses in French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and cinema. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. You can email her at lothl@rhodes.edu