This interdisciplinary speaker series explored ways in which the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) has enabled women around the globe to be empowered and develop innovative ways to address the challenges they face. The speakers discussed how they have utilized creativity and cultural forms (including art, film, literature, theater, comics, and photography) to challenge the social order and become leaders and innovators in their fields.
Below are the women who spoke in the series:
November 1, 2016: Christine Sinapi is a professor at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France), where she is the Coordinator of the Management of Culture and Arts Research Cluster, and Head of the Finance – Law – Control Department. She is regarded as one of the leading women in the field of creative industries and management. Her research and publications are strongly interdisciplinary, examining connections between the arts (including theatre and film), cultural theory, law, and business.
November 10, 2016: Štepánka Jislová, is a young comic book author/illustrator from Prague. She is currently studying for her master’s degree at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Ms. Jislová’s project will explore links between the communities of Prague and those she encounters in Southern California, “The comics story is linked with the theme of the ever-lasting conflict between the need of having a home and yearning of seeing new places. This idea is a basic frame for the many other theme layers that I mean to explore – for example one’s identity and how having home affects us, the process of healing from traumas via changing the surroundings and the social challenges and limitations person’s status offers.”
February 9, 2017: Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist Janire Nájera who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail.
March 7, 2017: Women in War and Peace - This interdisciplinary speaker series explored the ways in which the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) have enabled women around the globe to be empowered and develop innovative ways to address the challenges they face.
Beth Bailey - University of Kansas
Lisa Leitz - Chapman University
Heather Stur - University of Southern Mississippi
Kara Vuic - Texas Christian University
April 3, 2017: Julian Hanich is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Groningen. His first monograph entitled Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear came out with Routledge in 2010. His second monograph The Audience Effect: On the Collective Cinema Experience will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2017. In his research he focuses on the audience emotions and affects. His articles have appeared in Screen, Cinema Journal, Projections, NECSUS, Studia Phaenomenologica, Movie, Film-Philosophy, Jump Cut and New Review of Film and Television Studies. Occasionally, he also writes as a film critic for the German outlet Spiegel ONLINE.