Open Classroom Lectures in Film and Media Studies

Tuesday, May 7, 3:30pm

Cornerstone Screening Room




Happy hour drinks/snacks/conversation with any interested faculty to follow immediately afterward at Odyssey (311 N. Tejon) — funded by the NEH Professorship.





Baran Germen, Assistant Professor, Film and Media Studies
Lecture Title: “Dünya Güzellerim: Bülent Ersoy as a TV Star and Transnationalism in Turkey”



In this talk, I examine the emergence of Bülent Ersoy, the diva of Turkish music, as a TV star since the early 2000s. Ersoy’s hypervisibility and popularity in the Turkish mediascape in the new millennium, I argue, positions the trans body as the bearer and mediator of a new political sensibility in an era marked by the turn to the right. Through a survey of her various performances and personas on national TV, especially in the reality-travel show Dünya Güzelleri (2017), I trace the incorporation of the trans body into the conservative-nationalist politics of the state under the rubric of transnationalism.


Scott Krzych, Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies
Lecture Title: “Presenting the Presidency: Privacy, Publicity, and Hysterical Animations”



This talk considers several reactionary “non-fiction” films emblematic of what I term conservative hysterical discourse. Such feature-length documentaries as Dreams from My Real Father, 2016: Obama’s America, and Agenda mimic the formal trappings of traditional documentaries about presidents and presidential campaigns, particularly the convention in direct cinema to move “behind the curtain,” expose the day-to-day trappings of governance and campaigns, or simply put viewers in close proximity to the presidential body. In conservative films made to attack Barack Obama, however, such an emphasis on presenting the presidential body is hyper-attentive to Obama’s private life, both his personal affiliations and his physical features, fueling a racist discourse that treats Obama as both a predictable byproduct of his familial heritage and as an endlessly malleable enigma whose real intentions cannot be trusted.

Posted by jyim@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

The Tiger Speedskating Team and the Honnen Ice Arena are offering a final “Try Speed Skating” class on Tuesday May 7th at 8:30-9:30pm and 9:30-10:30pm. This is your final chance to try speed skates of the year!

Beginners are welcome to come! If you have never been on ice skates before, you’ll learn balance and pressure techniques to skate fast on the ice. If you are an experienced skater, you’ll learn some new techniques to skate faster.

Whether you just want to try speed skating for the experience or perhaps join the collegiate speed skating team, we have designed this program so ALL students can have the opportunity to give speed skating a try. You may not lean into the corners like Apolo Ohno, but those who would like will be able to try their first “race” on ice skates. We have safety padding to protect those who do fall and about 15 speed skates in sizes from 35 to 44 (Euro). Be sure to book your slot early to be sure we have your size of speed skate.

To signup, either stop by the Honnen Ice Arena and add your name to the “Try Speed Skate” list or contact coach Glen at gwinkel@coloradocollege.edu. CC Students get to try speedskating for FREE!

Posted by gwinkel@coloradocollege.edu for the May 7, 2019 digest.

The Tiger Speedskating Team and the Honnen Ice Arena are offering a final “Try Speed Skating” class on Tuesday May 7th at 8:30-9:30pm and 9:30-10:30pm. This is your final chance to try speed skates of the year!

Beginners are welcome to come! If you have never been on ice skates before, you’ll learn balance and pressure techniques to skate fast on the ice. If you are an experienced skater, you’ll learn some new techniques to skate faster.

Whether you just want to try speed skating for the experience or perhaps join the collegiate speed skating team, we have designed this program so all students can have the opportunity to give speed skating a try. You may not lean into the corners like Apolo Ohno, but those who would like will be able to try their first “race” on ice skates. We have safety padding to protect those who do fall and about 15 speed skates in sizes from 35 to 44 (Euro). Be sure to book your slot early to be sure we have your size of speed skate.

To signup, either stop by the Honnen Ice Arena and add your name to the “Try Speed Skate” list or contact coach Glen at gwinkel@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by gwinkel@coloradocollege.edu for the May 6, 2019 digest.

BOOTCAMP: Looking for some group exercise this summer? Bootcamp will be held on M/W/F at 7am throughout the summer in the fitness center. Please RSVP for the sessions you will attend by emailing wkosel@coloradocollege.edu. The fitness center does not open until 11am, so I will let bootcampers into the building around 6:45am each morning. If you have any questions just let me know!

Bootcamp Summer Offerings (May 13 – August 23)
Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 7am to 8am

***No classes on the following dates: May 13, 15, 17, 27, June 3, 28, July 1, 10, 12.

FITNESS CONSULTS: If you are interested in a fitness consultation and individualized workout plan, please reach out for scheduling.

Hope to see you this summer!

Posted by wkosel@coloradocollege.edu for the May 4, 2019 digest.

Theatre/Dance 8th block production of “Coriolanus, or Helter-Skelter”
Norberg Studio, Cornerstone Arts Center, Thursday, May 9th @ 7:30, Friday, May 10th @ 7:30 and Sat. May 11th at 3:00pm (matinee) No evening performance (you are welcome Llamapalooza).

A mashup of William Shakespeare and the Beatles, devised by Tom Lindblade and designed by Max Sarkowsky ’20, Gypsy Ames, & Heidi Eckwall.

“Shakespeare’s great tragedy is a meditation on failed political leadership and the senseless violence and corrosion left in its wake. The chaos of Coriolanus’ Rome is reflected in the helter-skelter fall of a dynasty and a society, showing what happens when personal ambition and grievance supplant ethical norms and moral order. A play for our times.”

Tickets available at the Worner Student Desk or at the door.
Free with CC ID, $5.00 general Public

Posted by squinn@coloradocollege.edu for the May 4, 2019 digest.

The Tiger Speedskating Team and the Honnen Ice Arena are offering a final “Try Speed Skating” class on Tuesday May 7th at 8:30-9:30pm and 9:30-10:30pm. This is your last chance to try speed skates of the year!

Beginners are welcome to come! If you have never been on ice skates before, you’ll learn balance and pressure techniques to skate fast on the ice. If you are an experienced skater, you’ll learn some new techniques to skate faster.

Whether you just want to try speed skating for the experience or perhaps join the collegiate speed skating team, we have designed this program so all students can have the opportunity to give speed skating a try. You may not lean into the corners like Apolo Ohno, but those who would like will be able to try their first “race” on ice skates. We have safety padding to protect those who do fall and about 15 speed skates in sizes from 35 to 44 (Euro). Be sure to book your slot early to be sure we have your size of speed skate.

To signup, either stop by the Honnen Ice Arena and add your name to the “Try Speed Skate” list or contact coach Glen at gwinkel@coloradocollege.edu

Posted by gwinkel@coloradocollege.edu for the May 4, 2019 digest.