Join us for the film screening of the Jordanian documentary "17." About the film: The Jordanian under-17 women’s soccer team prepares for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, hosted by Jordan in 2016. Coming from different backgrounds, each of the girls has faced a different set of challenges as a national team player. But now they come together to face their biggest challenge yet. Will Anoud make it in the final squad? Will Leen be ready to play in this world-class event with so little time to prepare? Will the odds finally start working for the team? 17 follows their stories while instigating a social exploration into the lives of young women who are passionate about a sport they have been told was only for men.
The Office of the Dean of the College invites you to learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. The New Ideas Series will occur on the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the ZSR auditorium. The New Ideas Series will focus on the latest research and innovative ideas of our College faculty. Presentations will be brief so we can pack more new ideas into the hour. Four faculty from across the divisions at different stages of their careers will present for 8 minutes each. For October 17, the speakers will be: Margaret Bender from the Department of Anthropology Jay Curley from the Department of Art Gloria Muday from the Department of Biology Eric Wilson from the Department of English.
Julie Schumacher is the author of ten books, including the national bestseller Dear Committee Members, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is the first woman to have won the Thurber Prize. Professor Schumacher’s novels have been named Notable Books of the Year by the American Library Association, and her essays and short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Chronicle for Higher Education and other publications. Her first novel, The Body Is Water, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award; her most recent, The Shakespeare Requirement, was recently released in paperback and has been optioned for film. Ms. Schumacher is a professor of creative writing and English at the University of Minnesota, where she has received multiple teaching awards and has been recognized as a Scholar of the College.
As part of Queer History Month and in collaboration with the WFU LGBTQ+ Center, the Department of French Studies is pleased to present a public screening of the 2013 documentary Born This Way: Gay and Lesbian in Cameroon, directed by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullman. Dr. Ryan Schroth, WFU Assistant Professor of French Studies, will lead a discussion in English following the film. The entire WFU campus community is invited to this screening!
A talk by Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University. Rounding With… is a series of mini-symposia, free and open to the public, in which an invited guest working in the field of narrative medicine gives a public reading or lecture and facilitates an interprofessional education (IPE) workshop. This series is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with support from an Engaged Humanities Grant received by the university from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support from the Department of English.
This talk will examine relations between the Mexican government and religious minority communities of Mennonites and Mormons, with particular attention to state policies granting legal, cultural, and economic accommodations. Dr. Janzen will show how these relationships have evolved over time as public perceptions of these communities have shifted in response to changing conditions in Mexico. The discussion will consider recent political events and reports of rising violence affecting the communities. It will also address Carlos Reygadas's Luz Silenciosa (2007), an award-winning film that portrays a Mennonite family in Mexico. Rebecca Janzen is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She is a scholar of gender, disability and religious studies in Mexican literature and culture whose research focuses on excluded populations in Mexico. Her first book, The National Body in Mexican Literature: Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), explored images of disability and illness in 20th century texts. Her second book, Liminal Sovereignty: Mennonites and Mormons in Mexican Culture (SUNY, 2018), focuses on religious minorities. Her current projects include a book on film and religion in Mexico, tentatively titled Unholy Trinity: State, Church and Cinema in Mexico as well as work on the intersection of legal and literary discourse as it pertains to minority communities in Mexico. co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Italian, the School of Divinity, the Department for the Study of Religions, and Latin American and Lainto Studies