Union College News Archives

News story archive

Navigation Menu

Prof. Smith leads panel on ‘Feminist Critiques of Globalization’

Posted on Oct 31, 2003

Jill S. Smith,
visiting instructor of German, organized and moderated a panel at this year's
national conference of Women in German in Carrollton,
Ky. The panel, “Women in the Fortress
Europe: Feminist Critiques of Globalization,” addressed how the issue of
globalization and women's roles therein is thematized
in recent German literature, film, and theoretical texts. She also presented a
paper, “Righteous Women and Lost Girls: Turn-of-the-Century German Feminist
Discourse on Prostitution in Berlin,”
at the annual convention of the German Studies Association (GSA) in New

Read More

Prof. Hamm-Ehsani publishes paper

Posted on Oct 31, 2003

Karin Hamm-Ehsani, assistant
professor of German, is to publish a paper, “Screening Modern Berlin: Lola Runs
to the Beat of a New Urban Symphony,” inĀ  Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies (40:1, Feb. 2004).

Read More

‘We Won’t Pay!’ going up in Yulman Theater

Posted on Oct 31, 2003

In a scene from We Won't Pay! opening Tuesday at Yulman Theater, Michele Curiale, left, and Kelley Baynes.

Yulman Theater presents We Won't Pay! We
Won't Pay!
by Dario Fo, directed by Prof. William Finlay, opening on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

play runs through Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m., with a closing show on Sunday, Nov. 9,
at 2

are $7 general admission, $5 for students, faculty and staff. For information,
call the box office at 388-6545.

is a recurring theme in works by Fo, according Ron Jenkins, who translated the
play and wrote program notes on the web site for the American Repertory Theater.
“His characters are not just hungry for food. They are hungry for dignity,
hungry for justice, and hungry for love. The protagonists are driven by their
collective hungers to break free from the constraints in which their poverty
has confined them. Their initial challenge to the laws of the 'free market' propels
them into a comic defiance of the laws of human reproduction. Men get pregnant,
women give birth to cabbages, and amniotic fluid becomes the source of a
gourmet meal. The mechanisms of farce become metaphors for liberation.
Slapstick confusion begets new ways of understanding the world.”

more on the play, visit the ART website at: http://www.amrep.org/past/wewontpay.html

Read More