Fall 2020 Dean’s Lecture – Novotny Lawrence

Thursday, November 5, 6:00pm Add to calendar 2020-11-05 18:00:00 2020-11-05 00:00:00 America/Chicago Fall 2020 Dean's Lecture - Novotny Lawrence


Novotny Lawrence, associate professor of communications

“White Mansions, Black Bodies: Jordan Peele’s Get Out and the New Age Slave Plantation”

Virtual Event. Lecture will be presented on this page.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.


This lecture will discuss Jordan Peele’s horror thriller Get Out, demonstrating the ways in which the director employs traditional filmmaking storytelling tropes to examine contemporary racial politics. Peele uses the cinema as a tool for social activism, working to help create a future in which citizens will potentially be more informed about, attuned to, and concerned with fighting against systemic racism.

Following the lecture, at 7:15 p.m., please join us for a live Q&A via Webex. The link will be included on the page when the lecture goes live.

Be sure to Download and install Webex before the event to promptly join the session. The Q&A will start at 7:15 p.m. regardless if a viewer’s individual viewing of the lecture has not concluded.

Note: Some video clips that Novotny Lawrence uses in his lecture contain violent imagery and racist language.

He will warn viewers of the content prior to its presentation.

Get OutSee the movie before the lecture! Get Out will show as part of Cyclone Cinema October 29 – November 1 in Carver 101 at 7pm. Face coverings are required. Visit https://www.sub.iastate.edu/cyclonecinema/movie-lineup for details. Presented by the Student Union Board. Funded by ISU Student Government and Inter-Residence Hall Association.