Department News and Events Fall 2016 

"The Devil in the Baptist Church" - Tim Gilmore reading (September 22)

 

In 2006, the Rev. Robert Gray, builder of Jacksonville’s “first megachurch,” was arrested on charges of sexual molestation of children. Though Gray died in November 2007, enough facts had emerged to show that Trinity Baptist Church, where he had been the pastor, had covered up dozens of cases of the pastor’s pedophilia for decades.

On Thursday, September 22nd, Dr. Tim Gilmore, professor of English at Florida State College at Jacksonville, will read from his latest book, The Devil in the Baptist Church: Bob Gray’s Unholy Trinity, followed by a q&a and book signing.

No one has traced the historic roots of Southern fundamentalism as sympathetically and explored the power dynamics that allowed numerous leaders to abuse children for decades as thoroughly.

Time: 7PM
Location: UNF Gallery of Art, Founders Hall Room 1001

Free and open to public.

Contact Mark Ari for more information: mari@unf.edu

"Dada and the Art of the Hoax" - Jed Rasula reading (September 28)


Jed Rasula, the author of the highly-acclaimed new hisotory of Dada, Destruction Was My Beatrice: Dada and the Unmaking of the Twentieth Century and the Helen S. Lanier Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, will be giving an evening lecture titled “Dada and the Art of the Hoax," followed by a q&a and book signing. This event is held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Dada movement's founding.

 

Time: 7:30PM

Location: UNF Gallery of Art, Founders Hall Room 1001

 

Free and open to the public.

Jaap Blonk performance at Sun-Ray Cinema (November 17)

 

Dutch sound artist Jaap Blonk, currently on a world tour commemorating Dada's 100th anniversary, will bring his dada performance to Jacksonville, performing at Sun-Ray Cinema; a free event!

 

Time: 9pm

Location: Sun-Ray Cinema

 

Free and open to the public.