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Poster for The Postman Always Rings Twice
For Brian Price (Visual Studies, University of Toronto), regret can be understood as a particular way of saying yes. That is to say, if we feel regret about something that has occurred—where we might otherwise feel rage, or else be caught up in a melancholic state—then we have a chance of saying yes to what we have already said no to at least once before.

Price’s talk, “Regret and Remake,” will take up questions of the remake and adaptation precisely as a way of understanding the way that, as a cultural form, the cinematic remake has much to tell us about the productivity of regret in realms that extend well beyond the creation of works of art. At the heart of his talk will be a consideration of Tay Garnett’s 1946 adaptation of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice—a landmark text of regret.

Friday, September 16
3:30 pm, Curtin 118

Brown bag lunch discussion
Friday, September 16
12 noon Curtin 939
Reading: Brian Price, "Introduction," Theory of Regret (PDF)

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UWM Faculty: Thinking of applying for a 2017 ACLS Fellowship? We can help!

In this one hour workshop, lead by Kari Whittenberger-Keith of UWM's Office of Sponsored Programs, we will review the application guidelines, discuss strategies for developing strong applications, and review other upcoming humanities funding opportunities.

The quite popular American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships support research applications in all disciplines of the humanities and humanistic social sciences. They are intended as salary replacement to help scholars devote six to twelve continuous months to full-time research and writing. Note: The deadline to submit an ACLS application is September 28, 2016.

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Friday, September 9
3:30 pm, Curtin 939

Hedge Maze
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C21 is very pleased to announce the following UWM and UW System fellows for 2016-17:

   Erica Bornstein (Anthropology, UWM))
   Nan Kim (History, UWM)
   Nadine Kozak (School of Information Studies, UWM)
   Ann Mattis (English, UW-Sheboygan)
   Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece (English, UWM)
   Tanya Tiffany (Art History, UWM)

C21 fellows are chosen through a yearly competition and their work coincides with our annual theme; for 2016-17 our theme is Naysaying. Fellows participate in bi-weekly seminars, present their work publicly, and are actively engaged with C21's public programming for the year. Our Fellowships page provides brief descriptions of their projects.

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