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Salon at the Benton: Art and Conversation

  • William Benton Museum of Art (map)

Dangerous Art and Censorship

Panelists: Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish), cartoonist; Molly Land, Professor of Law; and Christopher Vials, Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies

Moderator: Brendan Kane, Associate Professor of History and Assistant Director, Public Humanities, UConn Humanities Institute

5:00-5:30 PM: Cash Bar; light hors d'oeuvres
5:30 PM: Discussion commences

Dwayne Booth (aka Mr. Fish)is a cartoonist and freelance writer whose work can most regularly be seen on and Truthdig. com and has been published internationally. He has been a cartoonist and freelance writer for 20 years, publishing under both his own name and the penname of Mr. Fish. He is the subject of a 2017 feature documentary, “Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End.” He is curator of the exhibition "What's the Alternative?" currently on view at the museum.

Molly Land is Professor of Law and Human Rights and the Associate Director of the Human Rights Institute at UConn. Professor Land’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of human rights, science, and technology. Her current work explores the extent to which human rights law can provide a foundation for claims of access to the Internet as well as the opportunities and challenges for using new technologies to achieve human rights objectives. 

Christopher Vials is Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies at UConn. His specialties are 20th-Century American literature, popular culture, working class literature, political economy, U.S. empire, and social class and racial formation. His current work deals with narratives of economic development, imperialism in contemporary U.S. culture, antifascism and the cultural work of social movements on the political left and right.

Moderator: Brendan Kane is Associate Professor of History and Assistant Director of Public Humanities at UConn. His area of specialty is early modern British and Irish history. He has authored several books on this subject and has co-curated the exhibition Nobility and Newcomers in Renaissance Ireland at the Folger Shakespeare Library (2013). His interests include comparative colonialism and the history of human rights; and gender and history. 

FREE. Donations gratefully accepted.

RSVP appreciated to 860.486.4520 or benton[at]uconn[dot]edu

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