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Humanities Lecture Tuesday Explores Monsterization in "Planet of the Apes"

Posted 03/31/2017
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements

The University of Hartford Humanities Center Lecture Series “Our Monsters, Ourselves” continues Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dana 201 (Mali 1) Lecture Hall.

The lecture series is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

The seventh lecture in the series, titled “Simianization and Monsterization in Planet of the Apes,” will be given by Susana Loza PhD, Associate Professor of Media Culture at Hampshire College.

Dr. Loza’s talk will explore monstrosity and racial masquerade in the film Planet of the Apes all the while contemplating the fundamental, albeit changing, role that ethnic simulation plays in our presumed post-racial and post-colonial era.

Dr. Loza holds a PhD in Comparative Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and researches the social construction of race and sex in speculative media; power, privilege and cultural appropriation; gender and ethnic performativity; the activist potential of social media; and the post-racial turn in popular culture.

The Lecture Series was developed and is led by Amanda Walling PhD, Associate Professor in the department of English and Modern Languages (A&S).

The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through art, science, technology, media, music, psychology, history, film, philosophy and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, Interim Director, at