This is a four minute (actually, a bit longer than that) lecture with the campus chaplain, Rachel Kessler, a graduate of Kenyon herself! Here is she discussing The Good Place, a show airing on NBC that is currently available in full on Hulu. There will be spoilers!!! Featuring random noises from me and my friend Ceci eating Oreos and fruit snacks and agreeing with what Rachel is saying.
Way back in the day, we at the Thrill used to do something called Four Minute Lectures, in which we’d get professors to talk about their research and interests for four(ish) minutes! We’ve decided to bring that feature back with Professor Gilda Rodríguez of the Women’s and Gender Studies department. Her research is focused on different organizations of gender and societal roles in cultures that the Western gaze would deem as “primitive” or “underdeveloped” (hint: the Western gaze is veeerryyy wrong). Anyway, I’ve done enough talking. Time to listen to Professor Rodríguez’s lecture! I 10000% promise you will learn something (and if you don’t, I will give you your money back). Enjoy!
Thank you, Michael “Webboi” Lahanas, for using the fancy film things to do the fancy filming and editing!
Four minutes. One professor. Fun facts and mind-enlightening that will last the rest of your life.
This week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with Professor Jon Sherman who teaches in the Dance, Drama, and Film departments. The lecture covers the power of film to convey perspective in one of his favorite films The Bicycle Thief. It might be slightly over four minutes, but how wouldn’t want to put a little more time into building up their academic repertoire? Watch the video after the jump!
We’re bringing back Four-Minute Lectures! For the rest of the year, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds. They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.
This week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with Professor Austin Porter who teaches in the History, Art History, and American Studies departments. The lecture is entitled “The History of Photography.” It may be the first time that we’ve successfully kept a lecture under four minutes, so watch the video after the jump!
Welcome to Four-Minute Lectures. All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds. They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.
This week’s Four-Minute Lecture is with R. Todd Ruppert Associate Professor of International Studies and Associate Professor of History Stephen Volz. Volz is the director of the International Studies program, and an historian who specializes in African History, more specifically the cultural and political interactions between Africa and other regions of the world. Here, he explains why studying Africa is important, especially in the context of a liberal arts education.
Watch the lecture after the jump!