EVENT DESCRIPTION: This one-time lecture will examine how ideas about politics, history and culture that originated in musical theater have been transformed into film and thus made accessible to countless people across generations. The lecture will use clips from films such as Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita, Sweeney Todd and Les Miserables to explore how popular entertainment can also examine enduring and important historical and contemporary themes concerning power, class division, social conflict, and discrimination.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Burton Atkins is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Florida State University (FSU) and currently teaches political science at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He also serves on the faculties at Virginia Tech and Penn State Universities. In his 35-year career at FSU, Dr. Atkins taught a variety of courses on and wrote extensively about constitutional law and U.S. politics; served as chair of the Political Science department; lived in London from 1992 to 1997 while serving as the Director of FSU’s London Study Center; and from 1997 until his retirement in 2006, served as Director of the FSU International Affairs Program. An avid supporter of international education, Dr. Atkins has organized and led study semesters abroad to London, Brussels, and Paris for FSU and FAU.
||4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
||Wednesday, December 4, 2013
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||Member advance registration - $25 per event
$60 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of six events
Door price member/non-member - $30