Haddin Arts & Sciences Forum

The Theodore Haddin Arts and Sciences Forum is an ongoing lecture series at UAB's College of Arts and Sciences. It is a venue for Arts and Sciences faculty to talk about their research with their colleagues, students, and members of the public, and is designed to celebrate faculty work and to launch new conversations.

Each academic year, the Forum presents a series of five to six informal lectures from a cross-section of departments in the university. The main criterion for inclusion is that the topics presented be of interest to a broad range of faculty members, students, and the public. Meetings of the Haddin Forum are free and open to the public. All forums will take place in Heritage Hall, room 126. Lunch is provided.

March Haddin Forum

Friday, March 30
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
HHB 126
Lunch will be provided

Marlene Johnson. Archetypes: Improvisation in Life and Art

Marlene Johnson, Department of Theatre

The exploration of archetypes in the acting studio offers a powerful tool that can engage the imagination and revive instinctual playing from impulse. Embodying these archetypes physically, vocally, and imaginatively serve as an elegant and immediate conduit to creating characters and to integrating actor technique. This embodying can free the actor from limiting habitual choices in art as well as in life. Archetypes invite improvisation and adaptive response and allow us the courage to claim our complexity and our power in authenticity. We will look at some of these archetypes as they arise in narratives of myth and legend, how we use them in the acting studio, and how they can serve as useful adjutants as they manifest in our lives.

2018-2019 Schedule

Friday, September 28
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tina Kempin Reuter, Director of Institute for Human Rights
Associate Professor in Department of Political Science and Public Administration and Department of Anthropology
Human Rights and the City: Shaping Urban Spaces for Access, Inclusion, and Empowerment for All

Friday, October 26
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Noa Turel, Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History
Engines of Wonder: Painting and Engineering in Renaissance Europe

Friday, November 30
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Matt King, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Pots & Kettles: The Ethics of Hypocrisy

Friday, January 25
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Andrew Keitt, Associate Professor, Department of History
Medical Martyrs: A Nineteenth-Century Representation of Inquisitorial Persecution of Early Modern Spanish Physicians

Friday, February 22
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Jill Clements, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Bodies of Stone: Crosses and Runes in Early English Memorial Inscriptions

Friday, March 29
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Kimberly Schnormeier, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre
Clothes Tell Stories: Using Object Based Research to Unravel Personal Narratives in Dress

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