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September 13, 2005
Contact: Victor Bailey, Hall Center for the Humanities, (785) 864-7822 or

KU's Hall, Lied Center lecture series to examine impact of social turmoil on art

LAWRENCE -- The Lied Center and the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas announced today the Conflict and Creativity lecture series, an examination of the impact of economic and social turmoil on young artists, art and the creative process.

The lectures, to be held throughout the 2005-06 academic year, correspond with the Lied Center's World Series performances. The project will explore the cultural and artistic environments in Israel, China, Ireland and Cuba.

A 90-minute lecture on each country will explore its geopolitical situation, the art form being presented, and how the country's art may be influenced. All lectures are free and open to the public and will take place in the Hall Center's conference hall.

Fall Semester

" Conflict and Creativity: Life and Identity in Israel"
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Misty Gerner, professor of political science; Robin Rowland, professor and chair of communication studies; and Jack Winerock, professor of music.

"Conflict and Creativity: China, Dancing on the Wall"
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18
Megan Greene, assistant professor of history; John Kennedy, assistant professor of political science, and Joan Stone, instructor in music and dance.

Spring Semester

" Conflict and Creativity: Ireland and the Immigrant Soul"
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21
Kathryn Conrad, associate professor of English and Bob McWilliams, host on Kansas Public Radio

" Conflict and Creativity: Ajiacio, A Cuban Musical Montage"
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 11.
Tamara Falicov, associate professor of theatre and film; Chuck Berg, professor and chair of theatre and film, and Greg Cushman, assistant professor of history.


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