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CAHSS Invites you to the Next Intellectual Conversations

Marlisa Santos, Ph.D.

Marlisa Santos, Ph.D.

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is delighted to invite you to the next Intellectual Conversations on Wednesday, March 13. 2019 at 12:00pm in the Mailman Hollywood Auditorium. The series theme this academic year is “Boundaries and Borders: Beyond Open and Closed.”

The upcoming conversation will feature Marlisa Santos, Ph.D., faculty in the Department of Literature and Modern Languages, facilitating the conversation entitled, “Straddling Hollywood’s Gender Boundaries: Ida Lupino’s Auteur Journey.”

This conversation will explore how Ida Lupino made her place in film history by refusing to accept predetermined roles and categories.  Her career began with acting, bleaching her hair to be known as “the English Jean Harlow” and eventually developed into directing, to be known as “the Female Hitch,” for her orchestration of suspense.  Lupino battled the studio system, enduring suspensions for refusing to play certain roles, and ultimately used these challenges to learn the directing craft and form her own production companies.  Her films unflinchingly tackled social problems that had never been fully expressed on screen, such as rape (Outrage, 1950), polio (Never Fear, 1950), and bigamy (The Bigamist, 1950), while avoiding reductiveness in gender and class depictions.  Her contributions to film noir are among her most important, both as an actress, in her nuanced “tough girl” portrayals, and as a director, helming one of noir’s most gritty offerings, 1953’s The Hitch-Hiker.  Eventually, her efficient and actor-centric techniques brought her to television, directing numerous episodes of traditionally male-oriented adventure and suspense series such as Have Gun, Will Travel, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Twilight Zone.  As one of film’s most important pioneers in subverting traditional female roles in the industry, Lupino’s out-of-the-box redefinition of her career paved the way for contemporary female filmmakers, such as Kathryn Bigelow and Patty Jenkins, who still struggle with pervasive gender barriers in Hollywood today.

The event will take place from 12:00-1:00pm on March 13, 2019 in the Mailman Hollywood Auditorium on the second floor. It is free and open to the public. If you have questions, please contact Stephen Levitt, LL.M., faculty in the Department of History and Political Science and the Intellectual Conversations Committee chair, at levitts@nova.edu