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UNC Asheville Seriously Creative


Honoring Chuck Marting, Photographer

Black and White Photographs by the Asheville Traditional Photographers Group:

Bruce Black, Bill Logan, Roger Miller, Lee Morgan, John Newton, Jim Norman, Bill Smith, Leigh Svenson and Bob Walther.

ON EXHIBIT: September 2 - 29, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: September 4, 6-8 pm

Chuck Marting was a musician, trucker, neonatal nurse, traveler, philanthropist and dear friend.  To honor Chuck, this exhibit also includes several of his photographs.

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Creative Documentation of Creative Destruction: On Margin Call and Other Great Recession Documentaries

Thursday, September 25


Ramsey Library Special Collections

Kirk Boyle, Literature and Language

Creative Documentation of Creative Destruction: On Margin Call and Other Great Recession Documentaries

How did the 2007 financial meltdown register at the level of culture? Kirk Boyle (lecturer, Literature and Language) will read from the introduction to his edited collection The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture (Lexington, 2013), which explores how imaginary works of fiction, film, and television reflect, refract, and respond to the recessionary times specific to the twenty-first century. His presentation will focus on how documentaries—both cinematic and written—represent the financial crisis as at once terribly complex and simply terrible. This tension between ontological complexity and ideological simplicity seems inherent to both the documentary form and the financial crisis itself, but can this arrested dialectic between complexity and simplicity be overcome? An analysis of J.C. Chandor’s film Margin Call unearths the same tension within a work of cinéma vérité, and thus provides a bridge to more creative treatments of the Great Recession that serve as the focus of the collection’s individual essays.



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