Theme Guides to selected programs from the Fall 2008 Visions & Voices program were created in partnership with USC Libraries faculty and staff. Look for recommended books and readings on the people, performances and topics covered by these events. Visit the current season of: USC Visions and Voices; view the 2008-2009 season's brochure. Photo: Holly Burt from Los Angeles, CA, "USC Bouquet", University of Southern California, CC BY 2.0 The Medical Humanities, Arts and Ethics Series (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) January 12, 2009: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, A Lecture by Anne Fadiman. Fadiman discusses her book which chronicles the trials of an epileptic Hmong child and her family living in Merced, California. January 23, 2009: “Trust No One” … or, How One Surgeon Actually Learned to Trust, A Lecture by Pauline Chen, MD. Chen discusses the care of dying patients in the context of a profession that systematically depersonalize dying. March 6, 2009: Of Mind, Medicine and Music. Damasio and Adophe collaborate to produce a neuroscience-inspired musical work called Self Comes to Mind to be premiered by Yo-Yo Ma. Organized by Pamela Schaff, Erin Quinn, and Peter Crookes and cosponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics and the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics. Additional topics in guide: National Book Critics Circle Award, Antonio Damasio, Bruce Adophe; Guide creator: Ross Shimeca. Songs of Separation: William Grant Still and the Dilemmas of American Classical Music (Theme Guide: Research Guide) February 5, 2009: A Selection of Music for Voice. The performance of vocal musoc will be will be followed by a discussion with Lance Bowling and Peter Lightfoot, moderated by Anderson. February 6, 2009: A Look at the Life of the Composer William Grant Still. Judith Anne Still presents Still’s life and career through more than 100 rare photographs from his archives. Organized by Susan D. Anderson, Tyson Gaskill and Peter Lightfoot. Additional topics in guide: Afro-American Symphony; Guide creator: Susan D. Anderson, Stephanie Bonjack, Robert Vaughn. The Trey McIntyre Project (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) February 10, 2009 The Trey McIntyre Project premiered in 2004 as a summer company with a hand-selected group of America’s most talented ballet dancers and make its USC debut. Additional topics in guide: Contemporary ballet, Daria Yudacufski; Guide creator: Judy Truelson. Millennials, Religion and the 2008 Election: Who Voted and Does It Matter? A New Agenda in Washington (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) February 18, 2009 A panel of commentators assess the policy implications of the new administration and, with politically engaged students, examine whether “religion mattered” in this election. Organized by Don Miller , Diane Winston and the Center for Religion and Civic Culture. Additional topics in guide: Candidates, social media; Guide creator: Felicia Palsson. Captured on Film: Cultural Stereotypes and Public Memory (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) February 22, 2009 The USC Shoah Foundation Institute presents its most recent documentary, Spell Your Name, followed by a discussion with Sergey Bukovsky, Michael Renov, Crispin Brooks and Wolf Gruner addressing issues of cultural stereotypes and the public memorialization of massacres that took place during the Holocaust in Ukraine. Additional topics in guide: Concentration camps, Poland, Germany, Soviet Union, Holland, Belgium, remembrance, war criminals, rescuers; USC Libraries contributor: Anthony Anderson. Blacks and Latinos in Conflict and Cooperation: Writing Race in L.A. (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) February 24, 2009 This panel discussion on Black and Latino/a relations in Los Angeles features Héctor Tobar, Dana Johnson, and Helena Maria Viramontes, and is moderated by Erin Aubry Kaplan. Organized by Josh Kun, Laura Pulido and USC’s Center for Diversity and Democracy. Additional topics in guide: American studies, ethnicity, sociology; Guide creator: Felicia Palsson. USC School of Theatre production: The Rover (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) February 26 - March 1, 2009 Aphra Behn's The Rover is a Restoration comedy first produced in 1677 and follows the fortunes of opposing lovers. Additional topics in guide: Restoration theatre, Banish’d Cavaliers; Guide creator: Ross Scimeca. The MET: Live in HD: Madama Butterfly (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) March 7, 2009 Cristina Gallardo-Domâs and Marcello Giordani star in Anthony Minghella’s production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly as Patrick Summers conducts. USC Thornton School of Music hosts a discussion prior to the broadcast. Additional topics in guide: Robert Wilson; Guide creator: Ross Schimeca. Mystery Loves Company: An Evening with the Crime-Writing Kellermans (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) March 26, 2009 Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, and Jesse Kellerman, share a conversation moderated by Howard Gillman and a book signing and reception. Organized by the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Additional topics in guide: Ethnicity, gender; USC Libraries Contributors: Amy Ciccone, Judy Truelson. Seeing Los Angeles: Exploring the InVisible City (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) March 30, 2009 Moderated Patt Morrison, this discussion by D.J. Waldie, George Sanchez, Theresa Chavez and Aaron Paley offer new ways of looking at a city that few residents ever experience in its entirety. Organized by the USC Libraries and the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities. Additional topics in guide: Lakewood, Marisela Nortewill; Guide creator: Dace Taube, Sue Tyson. Queer Cabaret: John Kelly as Joni Mitchell (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) April 17, 2009 (Oct 24) John Kelly will present Paved Paradise, in which he interprets the Joni Mitchell songbook and invokes progressive social movements of the 1960s and ’70s. Organized by Richard Meyer and David Román. Additional topics in guide: Phranc, My Barbarian, CalArts Alpert Award, Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, Alexandro Segade, caba; Guide creator: Ross Scimeca. Shelf Life: A Big Day for Small Press (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) April 18, 2009 A panel discussion with V. Vale, Rachel Kushner, Bruce Caen, and Brian Kennon, accompanies a festive bazaar featuring small publishers, artists and independent stores, along with refreshments and music by DJ Wendy Yao. Organized by Ewa Wojciak and Michael Ned Holte (Fine Arts). Additional topics in guide: Ooga Booga; Guide creator: Felicia Palsson. Cinematic Cervantes: Adapting Don Quixote to the Screen (Theme Guide: Online Research Guide) / (Theme Guide: Research Guide - PDF) / (Theme Guide: Resource Guide - PDF) April 24, 2009: Film and Discussion. Lost in La Mancha chronicles Terry Gilliam’s attempt to make a film called The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. After the screening, Gilliam shares the challenges of adapting Don Quixote to film. February 11 - May 16, 2009: When Windmills Are Giants: The Novel Adventures of Don Quixote. USC Libraries exhibition of a visual chronicle of Don Quixote’s journey. Organized by Sherry Velasco, Philip Ethington, Marsha Kinder, Barbara Robinson, Tyson Gaskill and Alessandro Ago. Additional topics in guide: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe; Guide creator: Barbara Robinson.