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Fall 2018

Ann Dowd

In Conversation with Great Minds
Ann Dowd

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
DePaul Student Center, room 120
2250 N Sheffield Avenue, Chicago

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.     Special Screening
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.     Conversation with Ann Dowd

Emmy Award-winning actress, Ann Dowd, returns to her alma mater to talk about her career and her art. Known to many for her recent appearances in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Leftovers, Dowd’s work from television to film to Broadway has earned her a reputation as a master of her craft, someone who disappears into a role—large or small—and inhabits that character with such skill and ease that “acting” doesn’t even seem like the right verb. Come celebrate the illustrious career and incomparable talent of Ann Dowd as the DHC screens some of her work and invites her into conversation in an evening dedicated to exploring the craft of acting and the far-reaching import of her art.

Lovely Filth

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"Lovely Filth"

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
DePaul Student Center, room 120
2250 N Sheffield Avenue, Chicago

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

In this year of the 200th anniversary of "Frankenstein," we will be looking at the ways in which something mainstream culture might regard as dirty, grotesque, or generally unworthy actually deserves celebration. From feminist epistemology and "manufactured uncertainty," to the challenges (as well as rewards) of being gay and aging, to the role of spoilage in making delicious cheese, The DHC kicks off its "Year of Filth" series with a night of lectures, performances, and a free exotic cheese tasting for the first 100 audience members in attendance!

Lorraine Code, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita in Philosophy, York University, Toronto
Dustin Goltz, DHC Fellow, Professor, College of Communication, DePaul University
Liz Thorpe, author of The Book of Cheese

The Year of Filth

The Horror of the Humanities VI
The Witch

Monday, October 29, 2018
DePaul Student Center, room 120
2250 N Sheffield Avenue, Chicago

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.     "Haunted House" Interactive Halloween Exhibit
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.     Screening of The Witch (dir. Robert Eggers, 2015)
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.     Conversation with Robert Eggers

The DePaul Humanities Center’s sixth annual Halloween event begins, as always, with an avant-garde “haunted house” featuring multimedia and interactive displays, installation art, and exhibits pointing to the horror of everyday life as well as the relationship between horror and the history of the humanities; continues with a screening of a contemporary masterpiece of Americana horror, The Witch; and concludes with a talk and Q&A with the film’s director, Robert Eggers.  Have your tarot cards read; take a selfie with Frankenstein while pondering the senses in which you might be the monster; meet Human the Clown; get a custom horrific poem on the topic of your choosing written for you while you wait; take home a free silhouette portrait of your shadow self by Nina Nightingale; dare to confront The Haunted Fax Machine; listen to the terrifying story of "The Googled Raven"; learn about the horrors of literacy, childhood, and your job; discover the terrifying evil that connects school grades and shoe size; and encounter the witch as surprises abound on Halloween-Eve Eve at the DHC!