Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Apr 3, 2017
Suite 309, DeWitt Wallace Library

Peter Bognanni (English) and Duchess Harris (American Studies) will present, "Seeing Your Work on the Silver Screen."  It's not every day that our colleagues' work finds its way into Hollywood movies. But that is exactly the situation for Macalester Professors Duchess Harris and Peter Bognanni. Harris' book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA, tells the story of her grandmother, one of the first African-American women to work for NASA as a human computer. The story of these remarkable female mathematicians was chronicled recently in an Academy Award-nominated film, Hidden Figures. Professor Peter Bognanni's award-winning first novel, The House of Tomorrow has been turned into a Hollywood film (not yet released to the public) and stars Asa Butterfield and Ellen Burstyn. The novel and the film tells the story of futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller though the experience of two disaffected teenagers hoping to become punk musicians. Join us as Harris and Bognanni discuss their experiences in seeing their scholarly and artistic works turned into popular films.  All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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