Fulton School of Liberal Arts Public Humanities Program
The Fulton Public Humanities Program (FPHP) exists to support, organize, and develop academic programs and events that promote public awareness and understanding of marginalized groups, moments, and events in history (up to the present). It provides opportunities for programs that possess curricular and academic value in the recovery, commemoration, and study of human experience in all its complex diversity using the unique methods and core perspectives of the Humanities.
Nov 3, 7pm: Dances with Wolves at 30: Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Dances with Wolves at 30: Virtual Roundtable Discussion
Online Event Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7pm
Released in theatres in 1990, Dances with Wolves (dir. Kevin Costner) was an immediate box office success and hailed by critics for having redefined the genre of the Western. In this epic set in the rugged landscape of the Great Plains, Union Army Lieutenant John Dunbar settles in a remote Western outpost, soon befriending wolves and his Lakota Sioux neighbors and growing at odds with the military. How has the movie stood the test of time? In 2020, are people feeling as positive about the representation of American Indians in the film as they did back then? What is the legacy of the film in terms of other Western epics and Native independent cinema?
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