Take 5 Faculty Panel
Costume, Character, and the Cult of Celebrity
Join us for this fast-paced interdisciplinary exchange as four of your favorite BYU professors discuss topics related to our current exhibition CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Each speaker will offer a five-minute talk about their perspectives on costumes, cinema, and the cult of celebrity.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Heather Belnap Jensen is an Associate Professor of Art History at BYU. Her research focuses on women in the art world of post-Revolutionary France. She teaches graduate courses on fashion and popular culture in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Mary Farahnakian is a Professor of Design and Technology in the BYU Theatre and Media Arts Department. She is a native of Iran who became known as a professional actress while studying at the University of Tehran. Mary came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship and received her PhD from BYU. Mary teaches history of costume, costume specialty, and costume design and construction at BYU. She is the curator of the BYU/TMA Historic Clothing Collection and designs costume for the TMA main stage productions.
Nick Mason is Professor of English and Coordinator of the European Studies program at BYU. He specializes in British literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly the Romantic period. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Romanticism, he also frequently offers classes on British literary history and the British novel.
Chris Cutri is an Associate Professor in the Communications Department at BYU. With a background in film and advertising, Cutri has been signed with several film production companies to direct commercials. His academic focus is on creative concepting for advertising and the production of television commercials.
Image Credit: Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), Shown: Amy Adams as Delysia LaFosse, Costume Designer: Michael O