A&H Lecture: The Rise of the Heroine in American Film

Walnut Creek Country Club | March 21, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Foundation of WCC Arts and Humanities Speaker Series lecture

Rachel Schaevitz will trace the rise of powerful female characters in American film across generations and genres.  Historically, genre conventions have dictated the roles female characters play in films.  Yet, Hollywood is responsive to shifts in public sentiment and the rise of the heroine in American film reflects changing attitudes about what roles women and girls should hold in the world.

Dr. Rachel Schaevitz serves as the Postdoctoral Fellow for the Public Humanities through summer 2018.  At Carolina, Dr. Schaevitz teaches courses on media in the public service and heads up Humanities on the Road.

Registration is required. Cost is $30 per person and includes lunch and lecture.

For more information or to register, call 919 739-7017 or email wcc-foundation@waynecc.edu.