Professor Richard Leppert (see below for bio) will be on campus for events sponsored by the Cultural Films Committee, the Music Department, the American Studies Concentration, and the Center for the Humanities on Thursday, March 6 and Friday, March 7. Events include:

  • Screening of Days of Heaven (directed by Terrence Malick, music by Ennio Morricone, cast including Richard Gere and Brooke Adams), followed by a Q&A session with Prof. Leppert, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6.
  • Guest lecture entitled “Music and Sound in Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven (Auditory-Visual Tensions between Culture and Nature)” at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, March 7.

Leppert is a world-renowned scholar whose work primarily concerns the relationship of music and image to social and cultural construction of gender, class, and race.

Leppert will have lunch with students at noon on March 7. Please RSVP to Jee-Weon Cha with dietary restrictions by Monday, March 3 if you are interested in joining him for lunch. Lunch will, of course, be provided.

About Richard Leppert

Richard Leppert is Regents’ Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Graduate Faculty in Moving Image Studies, and Associate Faculty in American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His books include Music and Society (co-edited with Susan McClary; Cambridge University Press, 1987), Music and Image: Domesticity, Ideology and Socio-cultural Formation in Eighteenth-Century England (Cambridge University Press, 1988), The Sight of Sound: Music, Representation, and the History of the Body (University of California Press, 1993), Art and the Committed Eye: The Cultural Functions of Imagery (Westview Press, 1996), The Nude: The Cultural Rhetoric of the Body in the Art of Western Modernity (Westview Press, 2007), Beyond the Soundtrack: Representing Music in Cinema (edited with Daniel Goldmark and Lawrence Kramer; University of California Press, 2007), Sound Judgment: Selected Essays (Ashgate Press, 2007) and an edition with commentary of musical writings by Theodor W. Adorno, Essays on Music (University of California Press, 2002).

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