CWUArts & Humanities CalendarArts & Humanities Calendar the Arts and Humanities Series: The Kairos Quartet, CWU Music Department, October 19Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:00:00Fine & Performing Arts<p><em>McIntyre Music Building Recital Hall<br>Reception to follow<br>Free and open to the public</em></p><p>The Kairos Quartet will perform Beethoven's Op. 18, No. 5 String Quartet in A Major, as well as music by Schnittke and Walton.</p><p>The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens—the supreme moment.</p><p>The Kairos String Quartet, established in 1993, has been the quartet-in-residence at Central Washington University since 1998. Violinists Carrie Rehkopf and Denise Dillenbeck, violist Timothy Betts, and cellist John Michel have extensive chamber music experience and have toured internationally. In addition to traditional concert performances, the group is committed to educational outreach and to performing in unlikely venues in which they seek to break down the barriers between audience and performers.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/" style="width: 249px; height: 204px;"></p></br></br></p style="text-align: center;">Wednesday, September 231443028438Celebrating the Arts and Humanities Series: "Putin vs. Batman: The Migration of Film Genres from Hollywood to Russia", CWU World Languages Department, January 14Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:00:00Seminars & Workshops<p>Putin vs. Batman: The Migration of Film Genres from Hollywood to Russia<br>Student Union Recreation Center, Room 137 A/B<br>Reception to follow<br>Free and open to the public</p><p>As Russian-American relations experience a new freeze, popular cinema tells us a somewhat different story. In Russia, Hollywood blockbusters dominate silver screens and offer both fierce competition and endless fascination for the domestic film industry. Competing with American films at the box-office, Russian horror films, historical dramas, romantic comedies, and sci-fi thrillers are eager to adopt Hollywood genre formulas. Everyone wants to be the Russian <em>Star Trek</em>, <em>Harry Potter</em> or <em>X-Men</em>. However, national popular cinema must promise something more than mere replicas of American films in order to attract domestic audiences. Otherwise, why watch Russian films at all?</p><p>Because popular films, despite their seemingly superficial nature, engage real cultural concerns of Russia today, reflecting the changing globalized realities of cinema as a medium, and social and political dilemmas Russian viewers face outside of the movie theatre. Let’s examine how Russian cinema negotiates its story-telling in the globalized world, how it mimics, appropriates and subverts Hollywood genre conventions, and engages with the notion of national identity and historical memory.</p><p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 246px;"></p><p>Volha Isakava is a professor of Russian in the World Languages department at CWU. Her primary research area is contemporary Russian cinema and popular culture. Her current project deals with popular genre films from post-Soviet countries and the impact of globalization on national cinemas. She has published on contemporary Russian and late Soviet film, post-Soviet horror, and romantic comedy.</p></br></br></br>Wednesday, September 231443034861Celebrating the Arts and Humanities Series: Lines on Wines, April 13Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:00:00Seminars & Workshops<p>Student Union Recreation Center, Room 137 A/B<br>Reception to follow<br>Free and open to the public</p><p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/" style="width: 148px; height: 255px;">&nbsp; During the past 40 years, Washington State has emerged as a premier wine region with more than 800 wineries. Its high desert lands full of sagebrush and rattlesnakes have become world-class vineyards. Using material from her <em>Lines on Wines</em> interviews with Washington winemakers, Marji Morgan, chair of CWU’s Communication department, explores why Washington is unique as a wine region and how its wine industry has rapidly became a contender for international awards for a diverse array of fine wines.</p><p><img alt="" src="/arts/sites/" style="width: 100px; height: 100px;">&nbsp; Marji Morgan is a wine enthusiast and historian. She is passionate about good wine and good story, and explores both in her new Internet radio talk show <em>Lines on Wines</em> hosted by Ellensburg Community Radio.</p></br></br>Wednesday, September 231443031715