On this episode of UNLV Speaks: the Black Mountain Institute presents its breakout fiction writer, Wayetu Moore. Moore brings us an excerpt from her new book, “She Would Be King” which re-imagines the creation of Liberia through magical realism.
On this episode of UNLV SPeaks: The Forum Lecture Series presents Christopher Patterson with “Shades of Brown.” This lecture focuses on the relationship between the different ethnic and cultural backgrounds that make up the shade, ‘brown’ and how that color leads to a life of racial ambiguity and exploitation.
On this episode of UNLV Speaks: BMI and the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada host an interdisciplinary discussion on the art of listening. This talk features acclaimed journalist Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, along with ethnographer Ranita Ray, and oral historian Claytee White, with remarks by WRIN Director Rebecca Gill.
Whether discussing contentious politics, #MeToo experiences, historical narratives, or issues of exclusion and divisiveness, the panel will address the importance of listening effectively as a vital tool to assuaging the many barriers dividing our society. This program aims to explore how to connect with others whose experiences are different from our own.
In this episode of UNLV Speaks, Elizabeth McCracken, winner of the Story Prize and National Book Award finalist, discusses her latest book, Bowlaway, with fiction writer and BMI PhD Fellow Wendy Wimmer. Bowlaway tells the story of Bertha Truitt, a woman found unconscious in a New England cemetery with nothing but a bowling ball, a candlepin, and fifteen pounds of gold on her person.
A presentation from the Forum Lecture series presented by Dr. Wayne Rebhorn, Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. His talk illustrates how Renaissance thinker, Machiavelli, should be credited for the invention of the modern republic.