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Princeton Arts Fellow and faculty member Jaamil Olawale Kosoko curates Reclamations! Lectures in Black Feminist Performance, and welcomes artist Autumn Knight on Monday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture series is part of a fall course taught by Kosoko and cross-listed in dance, visual arts and African American studies, “An Introduction to the Radical Imagination.” Using an interdisciplinary visual and performance studies approach to explore various sites of contemporary art practices, the course provides students an introduction to radical performance practices through which artists consider the gendered and racialized body that circulates in the public domain, both onstage and off. Previous guest artists included Brenda Dixon Gottschild and Ebony Noelle Golden.

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Mary Daly, Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, will present a lecture on “An Irish solution? Contraception, the Catholic Church and Irish Society 1960-1983" as part of the 2016-2017 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University on Friday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Drawn from her extensive research, Daly’s lecture will explore Irish family planning and the role of the Catholic Church, focusing on legal and social developments including the impact of Roe v. Wade on Irish debates.

Rema Webb, a Broadway performer who has starred in critically acclaimed musicals such as The Color Purple and The Lion King, and Lorraine Goodman, Princeton Class of 1983 and a Broadway performer who has appeared in Cats and Les Misérables, will visit Princeton University to take part in Theater Professor Stacy Wolf’s course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” Both events will take place on Tuesday, October 25 in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. The conversation with Webb focusing on her 18-year career, will begin at 1:30 p.m. and Goodman’s workshop on performing musicals across gender, “The MisCast Masterclass,” will begin at 3:00 p.m. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ new Program in Music Theater and cosponsored by Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

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Elizabeth Wollman, American musical theater scholar and professor at Baruch College, will present a lecture on “Broadway and the Generation Gap in the 1960s” as part of Theater Professor Stacy Wolf ‘s fall course “Isn’t It Romantic: The Broadway Musical from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim.” The discussion will take place on Tuesday, October 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 219 at 185 Nassau Street. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ new Program in Music Theater and cosponsored by Princeton’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, the event is free and open to the public.

Matthew Campbell, Professor of Literature at the University of York, will give a talk entitled “Volunteer Poetics: Irish and British Poetry in 1916” on Friday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2015-16 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, April 10, Irish and Celtic studies scholar Regina Uí Chollatáin will present a lecture on “A ‘New’ Gaelic League Idea: Douglas Hyde 100 Years On” at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The lecture, part of the Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, is free and open to the public.

Theatre critic and scholar Fintan O’Toole will present the Robert Fagles Memorial Lecture entitled, “Unspeakable Horror: How Ireland Fought the Great War,” on Friday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2014-15 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.

The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, in conjunction with the Department of English and Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, will present a lecture by author, cultural historian, and Harvard Professor Robin Bernstein entitled “‘I’m proud to be part of the reality-based community’: How Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home Uses Digital Photography and Performance to Counter the Post-Reality of George W. Bush”. The lecture will take place on Monday, December 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 207 at 185 Nassau Street and is free and open to the public.

Historian and broadcaster Tristram Hunt will present a lecture entitled, “The Socialism of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists: Robert Noonan and the Modern Labour Party,” on Friday, December 5 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2014-15 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.

Professor Emeritus of English and History at Southern Illinois University Charles Fanning will give a lecture in the 2014-15 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University entitled, “Banish the Bushwah! Why We Ought to Read James T. Farrell,” on Friday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier will present a talk by author and consultant Alex Pang on “Contemplative Computing: Reclaiming Attention in the Age of Distraction” as part of a course entitled “Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now” being taught by theater director Marianne Weems. The talk will be held on Thursday, November 6 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau St. and is free and open to the public.

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Seven artists, filmmakers and scholars will discuss aspects of the photographic medium’s changing issues in a digital age in “Photography: Before & After” Artist Lecture Series. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts and the Program in American Studies at Princeton University, the series is based on a recent exhibition at the Center’s Lucas Gallery. The lectures will be presented on October 9 through November 17 on the Princeton campus. The series is free and open to the public.

Acclaimed poet Kevin Young will present a lecture on “How to Write a Hoax Poem” on Tuesday, October 21, at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The event, the 2014-2015 Theodore H. Holmes ’51 and Bernice Holmes Lecture presented by Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, is free and open to the public.

Former Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom Daithi O’Ceallaigh will present a lecture entitled, “From the Belfast Bunker: Behind the Scenes in the Peace Process,” on Friday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, 185 Nassau Street. Part of the 2014-15 Fund for Irish Studies series at Princeton University, the event is free and open to the public.

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