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Fall 2020 Dean’s Lecture – Dr Novotny Lawrence

Author: Troy Rutter

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This lecture discusses 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 is a recording of the live Q&A session with Dr. Lawrence moderated by Beate Schmittmann, Dean.

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