UPCOMING EVENT: Prof. Sahar Assaf directing “Ab: Beit Byout” at Babel Theater

Ab: Beit Byoutthe launching production of Tahweel Ensemble Theater, is produced in collaboration with the Theater Initiative at AUB. The play is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play August: Osage County by Tracy Letts and will open at Babel Theatre on Wednesday Nov 11 at 8:30pm. It is a tragicomedy set in the present time in Mount Lebanon and revolves around a dysfunctional family on the verge of total collapse. The three daughters of Wadad, a cancer patient, comes back home after the disappearance of their father. Once the entire family is gathered, all the old wounds and unresolved issues gradually unveil.
Ab: Beit Byout. Opening on Wed, Nov 11 at 8:30 pm
Ab: Beit Byout. Opening on Wed, Nov 11 at 8:30 pm
For more information, please see the embedded poster and/or the Facebook event page or the TV commercial.
Tickets are sold at all Antoine branches or online at https://www.antoineticketing.com/index.php?event_id=1386

About the Theater Initiative at AUB
The Theater Initiative at AUB is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and artists who promote courses in directing, acting, playwriting, theater history and the performing arts and facilitate plays,theatre research and theatrical projects at AUB, in the Middle East and internationally. One of the principal goals of the Theater Initiative is to place theatrical performance and study at the center of intellectual life at AUB and in the Middle East, bringing together people from all walks of life and students and faculty from literature, arts, architecture, social sciences, science, business, medicine and other disciplines.
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DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES: Art History Seminars

SEMINARS in art history

The Art History seminars revolve around key methodological texts that have shaped the discipline in the European context since the 16th century. Centered on student- and faculty-led discussions, the seminars critically revisit and investigate art historiographical methods and influential theories from other fields, such as linguistics, literary theory, psychoanalysis, and social and political theory.

The seminars are bi-weekly and are  open to AUB students and faculty members from other disciplines. If you are interested in learning more about the seminars, please email Dr. Hala Auji at ha156@aub.edu.lb or Dr. Angela Harutyunyan at angela.harutyunyan@gmail.com.

Required readings will be circulated to all seminar attendees in advance of meetings.


FALL 2015 Seminar Schedule

The schedule is subject to change. Seminar attendees will be notified of any changes.

  • October 14 Introduction to Kant | Discussion leader: Dr. Courtney Fugate (CVSP/PHIL)
  • October 28 | Kant’s Aesthetic Judgment | Discussion leader: Dr. Sami Khatib (Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, CAH)
  • November 11 | Introduction to Hegel + Hegel’s Philosophy of Art | Discussion leaders: Dr. Eric Goodfield (CVSP/PSPA) + Seminar Student (TBD)
  • November 25 | Alois Riegl | Discussion leader: Dr. Anneka Lenssen (UC Berkeley)
Paul Delvaux, Pygmalion, 1939, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium. https://www.fine-arts-museum.be/fr/la-collection/paul-delvaux-pygmalion
Paul Delvaux, Pygmalion, 1939, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Belgium. https://www.fine-arts-museum.be/fr/la-collection/paul-delvaux-pygmalion