Arts and Lectures Committee
Roane State Community College's Arts & Lectures Committee strives to enrich lives throughout the college and community by creating and sponsoring a broad variety of cultural and artistic events. The Committee attempts to promote critical thinking, multicultural awareness and intellectual curiosity by presenting programs that challenge worldviews and stimulate discussion on topics of current and enduring human interest.
- Cinema Lecture Series - Faculty members from RSCC present academic analyses/discussions of beloved and cult movies.
- Films for Fun Series - Films are shown as a standalone event.
- Guest Lecturer Series - Regional and national experts share their knowledge on a variety of topics—historical, cultural, literary, and political.
- Writers at Roane State Reading Series - Authors from RSCC and the region present excerpts from their published works and discuss research, writing as craft, and the process of publishing before answering audience questions.
- September 17, 2020, Constitution Day event for 2020, Guest Lecturer Series—Tyler Boyd, author of Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections & a Life of Service.
- February 28, 2020, Films for Fun Series—Pretty in Pink.
- December 16, 2019, Films for Fun Series—Scrooged.
- November 26, 2019, Cinema Lecture Series—“The Wormholes in Wonka”—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factor. Lecturer: DeAnna Stephens.
- October 25, 2019, Cinema Lecture Series—Scary Movies at the Princess—Trick ‘r Treat and The Cabin in the Woods. Lecturer: Abby Schoolfield.
- October 17, 2019, Writers at Roane State Reading Series—Peggy Fragopoulos, author of VoiceTraks: Cold Case Abduction.
- August 8, 2019, Writers at Roane State Reading Series—John Brown, author of Harriman.
- March 13, 2019, Writers at Roane State Reading Series—Ralph Monday, author of the following books: Bergman’s Island & Other Poems; Narcissus the Sorcerer; Empty Houses and American Renditions; All American Girls and Other Poems.
- August 30-31, 2018, Cinema Lecture Series—Hitchcock Film Festival: The Girl, Marnie, and Spellbound. Lecturer: DeAnna Stephens
- March 1, 2017, Writers at Roane State Reading Series—Marilyn Mascaro, author of Surviving History: The Life of B.Y. Harris in East Tennessee.
- October 20, 2016, Cinema Lecture Series—"Understanding the Characters in Hitchcock’s Psycho: A Mythological Perspective.” Lecturer: DeAnna Stephens.
The Arts and Lectures Committee is seeking presenters who are qualified to speak on a variety of issues/themes. Potential speakers will need to consider the following conditions:
- Topics need to relate to and reinforce the purpose of the Committee.
- Speakers should convey expertise on the given topic and be able to present their knowledge in an engaging manner to a variety of audiences.
- The Committee can offer an honorarium from $50–$200, depending upon available funds during a given term, for lecturers in the Guest Lecturer Series.
Let the Arts and Lectures Committee know about potential guest lecturers or writers. Please submit the individual’s name, a short description of that nominee, and why that person’s ideas should be shared. If you are employed by RSCC and would like to nominate yourself as a presenter, please see the portion of the form titled “RSCC-Affiliated Lecturer’s/Writer’s Information.”
Presenters Application/Nomination Form
- John Brown
- Jason Fishel
- Melinda Gill
- Geol Greenlee
- Gary Heidinger
- Melanie Hildebrandt
- Phillip Hyun
- Ralph Monday
- Abigail Schoolfield
- DeAnna Stephens—Chair
- Bryan Wilkerson
- Darren York
- Steven Zhang
De Anna D Stephens
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