Joan of Arc Topic of Maddox Lectures May 10, 17, 24

Six 20th century Joan of Arcs
Six 20th century Joan of Arcs

A series of two lectures and a movie about Joan of Arc is scheduled for the three Mondays of May 10, 17, and 24. The series is sponsored by the Osher Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas.

Writer M. J. Maddox, whose Ph.D. dissertation on film representations of Joan of Arc has been published as Portrayals of Joan of Arc in Film, will present two lectures followed by a showing of the complete 146-minute version of Victor Fleming’s film starring Ingrid Bergman.  The version of the film released in 1948 was only 100 minutes in length.

Titled “A Joan for All Seasons,” the series will be presented in the University of Arkansas Global Campus building located on the Fayetteville Square.

Monday, May 10

The Historical Joan of Arc, 4-5:30 p.m. Fayetteville GC, Room 107: what is known about her from the historical record.

Monday, May 17

The Cinematic Joan of Arc, 4-5:30 p.m., Fayetteville GC, Room 107: how she has been portrayed in six 20th century movies: Joan the Woman (1917), The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Joan of Arc (1948), Saint Joan (1957), Joan of Arc (1999), The Messenger (1999).

Monday, May 24

Showing of Victor Fleming’s uncut version of Joan of Arc, 2-5:30 p.m., Fayetteville GC, Room 107.

The enrollment fee is $40 for Institute members. A CD version of A Joan for All Seasons, a guide written especially for the Osher course, will be available for $10.

Information about Dr. Maddox’s published dissertation can be found here.


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By Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London.

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