Professor Chanté Mouton Kinyon will be presenting as part of the Newberry Library Irish Studies Seminar. The Newberry Library Irish Studies Seminar is a forum for academics to discuss Irish culture in a national and global framework. Professor Kinyon's paper, "A Horror of Sorts: Betrayal, Reconciliation, and Restoration in "Uptight" (1968)," follows the global framework by employing what she terms the "transatlantic gesture" to evaluate the film Uptight. Uptight is a cinematic adaptation of Liam O'Flaherty's The Informer (1925) but set in America and focusing on the hopelessness and desolation facing Afro-Americans in the mid-twentieth century. By comparing John Ford's 1935 film adaption, the original text, and Uptight, Professor Kinyon highlights salient and overlooked points of comparison for African American and Irish Studies.
The talk is at the Newberry Library in Chicago on Friday, Apr 28, 2023 from 3:00pm–5:00pm. Please note that attendance is free but registration is mandatory. For more information or to register, please visit the Newberry Library Irish Studies Page.