From Aug. 26 – Aug. 31 Lawrence University’s Björklunden offers the following seminars: “Hollywood in Transition: Tracing the Evolution of Classic Films into the Modern Era” with Jack Rhodes, “Looking Beyond the Embargo: Art and Visual Culture in Cuba Since 1959” with Beth Zinsli, and “Jane Austen’s Persuasion” with Tim Spurgin.
“Hollywood in Transition: Tracing the Evolution of Classic Films into the Modern Era” focuses on the 1960s and ‘70s when Hollywood film production underwent significant stylistic and substantive transition. Special attention is given to some of the best pictures and performances of the era.
“Looking Beyond the Embargo: Art and Visual Culture in Cuba Since 1959” explores major themes in Cuban art, cinema, and visual culture since 1959, including the persistent promise of utopia, migration, state surveillance, and urban deterioration. A few optional film screenings will take place in the afternoons.
“Jane Austen’s Persuasion” is the perfect choice for anyone who has ever wondered why Jane Austen is such a big deal. It will focus on Austen’s last completed novel. Participants will learn about Austen’s life and times, and have a chance to think about how literary works are adapted for the screen.
Björklunden is located at 7590 Boynton Ln in Baileys Harbor. For complete course descriptions, information on presenters, fees, and registration dates call 920.839.2216, email [email protected] or visit lawrence.edu/s/bjorklunden/bjorkseminars.