Shakespeare in the Park
Performance and Talkback with the Director and Cast
Expert Panel Discussion
James Reid is Associate Professor of Philosophy at MSU Denver. His research is interdisciplinary, drawing from philosophical, scientific, and literary sources, and is devoted to problems in the theory of meaning, value, and significance, and finding appropriate ways of talking about the importance of what we care about.
Tivoli 444, LoRaine Good Room
900 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
The Denver Project for Humanistic Inquiry is excited to host one of the most distinguished philosophers and public intellectuals of our time, Martha Nussbaum.
In recognition of her prolific work in in areas including ancient philosophy, political philosophy, feminism, ethics, and animal rights, Martha Nussbaum was awarded the Kyoto Prize in 2016, and delivered the prestigious Jefferson Lecture in 2017. In addition to a multitude of other awards, Nussbaum has honorary degrees from over 60 universities around the world.
Martha Nussbaum will lecture on themes from her newest work, The Monarchy of Fear. The book, a thorough examination of the current political crisis, focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked, a truth at the heart of the problem- the political is always emotional.
St. Cajetan's (Auraria Campus)
101 Lawrence Way
Denver, CO 80204
Co-sponsored by the MSU Denver History Department
In The Margins
Dance Performance and Artist Talk
Join us for In The Margins, an exploration of the complex culture of the Indo-Caribbean diaspora led by sugar bound artist Suchitra Mattai and her sister, Sumitra Mattai. Whether you chose to engage with sugar bound through dance, discussion or both, each participant will come away with a much deeper understanding of the work on view (and maybe some impressive new dance moves). Join us to enjoy one or all of the following components of this unique event:
Date: Friday September 21st
4:30 pm • Indian Dance Workshop with Sumitra Mattai
6:00 pm • Semi-classical/Bollywood style dance performance by Sumitra Mattai
6:15 pm • Artist talk with Suchitra Mattai, Sumitra Mattai and Jacqueline A.
McLeod, Ph.D., J.D., Professor of History & Africana Studies, MSU Denver
Location: 965 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204
(This event is free and open to the public)
Birdman and Philosophy: Love, Madness and Immortality
Film & Lecture
Join philosopher Adam Graves as he conducts a post-film discussion to unravel the intricacies of Alejandro Iñárritu's existential Best Picture Oscar Winner.
Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a dark and audacious comedy directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, follows the story Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton), a washed-up Hollywood actor famous for having once played a winged superhero, who is now struggling to redeem himself on Broadway by adapting, directing and staring in his own highbrow play. Riggin’s play (that is, the play within the film) is an adaptation of Raymond Carver’s well-known short story, “What We Talk About When we Talk About Love.” But Carver’s short story is itself a modern-day retelling of the Symposium, Plato’s famous dialogue concerning the relation between love, madness, and the winged-soul’s quest for immortality. In this highly acclaimed and multi-layered film, Iñárritu brilliantly—and hilariously—weaves together timeless themes from both Carver and Plato, subverting our expectations and challenging our ordinary assumptions about the meaning of love.
Adam J. Graves, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at MSU Denver, where has taught courses on ethics, phenomenology and the philosophy of film. His publications focus on questions of selfhood, the theory of interpretation and the nature of human agency.
Date: October 4th, 7:00pm
Location: 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206