When: Monday, April 29, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html : 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Seminar
On December 14, 1957, after winning the Nobel Prize for literature, Albert Camus challenged artists attending a lecture at the University of Uppsala in Sweden to create dangerously. Even though Camus never defined what he meant by his charge, throughout history, artists involved in movements of protest, resistance, and liberation have answered Camus' call. Often, the consequences were costly, resulting in imprisonment, censorship, torture, and death. This seminar examines the question of what it means to create dangerously by taking up Camus' challenge to artists. It looks at two artists, Augusto Boal and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, who were detained, tortured, and imprisoned because they boldly defied the dominant power structure. It also focuses on a group of artists, the Mississippi Caravan of Music, involved in the struggle for civil rights in the United States. These artists from around the globe were involved in acts of rebellion, resistance, revolt, or revolution that made history.
For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622