Joe Kickasola Returns To Lee For Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - by Cana Cooper, Lee University
Dr. Joe Kickasola
Dr. Joe Kickasola

Lee University will welcome Dr. Joe Kickasola as a special guest for the university’s Arts and Culture Series on Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in the Patricia Carroll Lecture Hall, in Lee’s School of Nursing.

“Dr. Kickasola has been Lee’s guest multiple times before, and his lectures are always both enjoyable and thought provoking as he relates a discussion of the arts to spiritual formation,” said Dr. Mary McCampbell, associate professor of humanities at Lee.

Dr. Kickasola will present a lecture titled, "You are a Moving Image: Theology of Time and Life in the Cinema.” It will explore how the film medium spiritually resonates with us through a particular focus on three rich dimensions:  time, movement, and silence.  He will share some recent discoveries and critical thinking on what it means to have a cinematic experience, showing how the cinema can be a medium that holds far more significance for us than mere diversion or entertainment.

Dr.

Kickasola is a professor of film and digital media at Baylor University and specializes in film theory and aesthetics, cinematic perception, and religion and film. He is the author of “The Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski: The Liminal Image,” which won the 2006 Spiritus Award for best writing in the area of religion and film. He has over 30 publications in various academic and popular venues and has served as guest editor for a special issue of the academic journal Religions on "Film and Lived Theology.”

Dr. Kickasola has taught Theology and Film at Princeton Seminary in addition to directing and producing film and video projects for distribution or broadcast around the world. He currently lives in New York City where he directs the Baylor Communication in New York program.

For more information about the lecture, or the Lee University Arts and Culture Series, contact Dr. McCampbell at mmccampbell@leeuniversity.edu.


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