News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
McKittrick on the Birth of Cinema and Art/Commerce
On April 4 and 5, Casey McKittrick delivered two 90-minute invited lectures to Western's 300+ undergraduate seminar Direct Encounter With the Arts. His talk was titled "The Birth of Cinema and the Persistent Dialogue of Art and Commerce." Following the preliminary lectures, he introduced a one-time screening of the 2008 Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire at the State Theatre on Thursday night at 7:00 to the seminar students and other interested University faculty and students.