Artists & Critics: A Series of Creative Conversations in Public Scholarship and Public Humanities

Artists and critics alike are immersed in creative traditions, whether they focus on film, theater, dance, visual arts, poetry and/or food. As they produce and assess new work, they draw on, challenge and transform an array of artistic histories, conventions, forms and techniques. Artists and critics bring different perspectives to the table in an ongoing dialogue with one another, with other artists, critics and scholars, and with engaged publics. Yet they also inhabit other positions – critics can be creative writers, artists evaluate and comment on other works, and both may be public scholars. How do they understand their mutual engagements, the immersive education and creative alchemy involved in their crafts and their relations with diverse public audiences?

Committed to drawing attention and discussion to a wide range of practices and spaces of public scholarship, the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry invite you to participate in a series of events and creative conversations entitled Artists & Critics.  During Spring and Fall semesters of 2008 and 2009, Artists and Critics will bring together prominent critics and artists working in several creative arenas, specifically food, film and music.

All events in the Artists and Critics series are free and open to the public.  Observations, questions and further discussion will be welcomed following each panel presentation.

For more information about any of these programs, please contact the CSPS Program Coordinator at 404-727-7602.



Artists & Critics: Food & Cuisine
Panel discussion with renowned chef, food writer and restaurant/food critic

The traditions and techniques of preparing, presenting, tasting and sharing food are an important part of our collective identity.  Food has inspired brilliant artistry as well as political battles, economic empires and disputes over taste.

To launch the Artists & Critics series, please join us in welcoming Chef Scott Peacock (Watershed Restaurant in Decatur), food author Jeffrey Steingarten (Vogue, Slate, Iron Chef America) and dining critic Christiane Lauterbach (Atlanta magazine, Knife and Fork) for a lively panel discussion to discuss their crafts and the way they see themselves in relation to their fellow panelists and various public constituencies.

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February 18, 2008
4:00pm
Winship Ballroom
Dobbs University Center

Artists & Critics: Film
Panel discussion with renowned director, film critic and film scholar

Film is a means of creativity, expression, entertainment, persuasion and, at times, manipulation – making it a driving force in the ways that people relate to one another and the world.  From silent beginnings to the forefront of technology, film has offered ways to reflect upon the past, comment upon the present, imagine other worlds, and project a broad range of possible futures. Film’s rich narrative and aesthetic range and effects have made it one of the most powerful media for interpreting and understanding society, history and the meanings of life.

The second event in the Artists & Critics series will focus on film. Please join us to hear New York Times film critic A.O. Scott and screenwriter and director Todd Field (In the Bedroom, Little Children) discuss their crafts and the way they see themselves in relation to their fellow panelists and various public constituencies. Matthew Bernstein (Chair, Department of Film Studies, Emory University) will moderate the discussion.

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September 18, 2008
4:00pm
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Reception Hall

Artists & Critics: Music
Panel discussion with renowned music critic and musician

Music occupies an enormous role in discussions of history, social identities, aesthetics and the many ways that people relate to one another. In America specifically, music has often been an integral accompaniment in the progression of history and social change during important movements such as the emergence of jazz in the early 20th century, the Harlem Renaissance in the 20s and 30s, the birth of rock-and-roll in the 50s, the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 60s, the "grunge movement" of the 80s and 90s and the social critique of current history in the aftermath of events such as Hurricane Katrina, for example.

The third and final event in the Artists & Critics series will focus on music. Please join us to hear The New Yorker's music critic Alex Ross and distinguished jazz musician Terence Blanchard discuss their crafts and the way they see themselves in relation to each other and various public constituencies. Emory's Dwight Andrews, composer, musician and associate professor of Music Theory and African American Music, will moderate.

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January 29, 2009
4:00pm
Winship Ballroom - 3rd Floor
Dobbs University Center

 


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