As we gear up for the 93rd Academy Awards and the Belcourt’s Red Carpet Evening, we present a seminar on the history of Hollywood’s biggest night. The Academy Awards have honored the best in filmmaking since 1929, and over the last nine decades, these ceremonies have often made history themselves. This seminar will spotlight some of the most noteworthy moments in Oscar history, from groundbreaking firsts to startling controversies. And we will particularly focus on those moments when the awards highlighted or hampered ongoing struggles against racism, sexism and homophobia — issues that still today remain pertinent and prevalent in the movie industry.
To get into a festive frame of mind, will provide a recipe for a special cocktail you can make at home. We’ll also provide a preview for our virtual Red Carpet Evening on Sunday, April 25.
We recommend that you join the event at 6:50pm CDT.
Call-in information will be sent to you on the day of the event.
About the speaker:
Claire Sisco King is associate professor of communication studies and cinema and media arts at Vanderbilt University and director of undergraduate studies of the communication studies department. She also teaches in Vanderbilt’s comparative media analysis and practice program. Her areas of teaching and research specialization include visual studies, popular film and media cultures, and gender and sexuality. She’s the author of Washed in Blood: Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema. King is currently finishing a new book on celebrity culture and ephemeral media and is editor of the international scholarly journal Women’s Studies in Communication.