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2008 Banned Books Week events in the Libraries, Sept. 28 - Oct. 4th

Background on Banned Books Week

Movie nights with discussions at the Library

Monday, September 29nd -- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Scholarly Communication Center, Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus
Two documentaries from series of four entitled Culture Shock, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation: Hollywood censored: movies, morality and the Production Code and Born to trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Discussion facilitator: Jeanne Boyle, Associate University Librarian, Organizational Research and Planning

Tuesday, September 30th -- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Scholarly Communication Center, Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus
Challenged film Pinky based on novel Quality by Cid Ricketts Summer; screenplay by Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck; directed by Elia Kazan.
Discussion facilitator: Miriam Petty, Ph.D., Fellow in Race and Ethnicity Studies, Princeton University

Friday, October 3rd -- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Scholarly Communication Center, Teleconference Lecture Hall, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus
Challenged film Native Son adapted from the novel by Richard Wright; produced by James Prades; directed by Pierre Chenal.
Discussion facilitator: Tzarina Prater, Instructor, Rutgers SAS - English


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Faculty Panel Presentation on Intellectual Freedom in the Academy

This panel discussion will take a look at potentially disconcerting developments that could affect undergraduate education and scholarly research at Rutgers and other universities in the U.S.

Thursday, October 2nd -- 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Pane Room, Alexander Library, College Avenue Campus

Faculty panelists:

Mary Hawkesworth, Professor and Chair, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, SAS
"Chilling effects of changes in the political climate"

Richard Serrano, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Chair of the new Department of African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures
"Freedom of Disassociation in the Academy"

Marija Dalbello, Associate Professor, SCILS
"The Importance of Being Agnostic"

Joanna Kempner, Assistant Professor-SAS, Sociology
"Forbidden knowledge: Politics and self-censorship in the academy"


Banned/Challenged Books Video Podcasts

In partnership with the Office of Instructional Research and Technology, the Libraries will present during Banned Books Week a series of video podcasts of volunteer readers from Rutgers faculty, staff, and students, all reading their "favorite" banned/challenged books.





Posted September 24, 2008