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Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance SeriesEric T. Kasper and Quentin D. Vieregge will discuss their recent book, The United States Constitution in Film: Part of Our National Culture on Thursday, Dec. 5th from noon until 1 pm. They will examine movie portrayals of various constitutional rights and powers, illuminating how these films have tried to engage the document and teach the viewer something about it. They will also expose myths where they exist in films, drawing conclusions about how Hollywood’s constitutional lessons have changed over time, ultimately comparing these films to what the Constitution says and how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted it. Their talk is part of the Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance Series, which is free and open to the public due to funding from the campus foundation. It will take place in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall, Ritzinger 234, on the UW Eau Claire – Barron County campus, located at 1800 College Drive in Rice Lake. Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy as you listen to our speakers, or you can visit our Campus Riverside Café which serves from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kasper is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UW Eau Claire, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies. He teaches courses on constitutional law, political theory, mock trial, and American politics; he has published on various subjects, particularly on the U.S. Constitution. In addition, he serves as the municipal judge in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife Julie and their two children, Madison and Jackson. He has authored, co-authored, or co-edited a total of six books. Vieregge is an Associate Professor of English at UW Eau Claire–Barron County. He teaches first-year composition, advanced composition, business writing, literature, and film courses. He has published in the fields of Rhetoric and Composition and Popular Culture. Some of his publications include the co-authored book, Agency in the Age of Peer Production and a chapter in the edited collection, You Shook Me All Campaign Long: The Role of Music in the 2016 Presidential Election and Beyond.

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Dec 5 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County