The Hellenic American Union presents a new series of lectures by writer, translator and culture theorist, Abraham Kawa, entitled “From cult to classic: The return of pop culture”.
As praised as it has been damned, pop culture always dangles between acceptance and marginalization. Across cinema, comics and television, examples of it start off as texts just for initiated minorities and end up expressions of the status quo – and sometimes vice versa. Through this fascinating journey, however, they become timeless and can be interpreted in unexpected, revelatory ways. Follow along, through this series of lectures, a journey into worlds familiar and unknown, which tell us just as much about what these emblematic cultural products mean to us as about who we are as their recipients.
The lectures are held every Wednesday, 19:00-21:00
• 1st Lecture, January 27: Superheroes and The End of Cinema
• 2nd Lecture, February 3: The Pandemic Muse: From the Decameron and Poe to binge streaming
• 3rd Lecture, February 10: Pop Dystopias: Swinging Sixties and Totalitarian Nightmares
• 4th Lecture, February 17: Invasion of the Body Politic: the remakes of Invasion of the Body Snatchers as Parables for their Times
• 5th Lecture, February 24: Beware of Foreigners: Racism, Villains and The Reclaiming of Difference
• 6th Lecture, March 3: Star Wars: The Fairytale Gone Wrong
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