Czech Lecturer to Discuss Films, Women's Movement Sept. 18-19, 23

Sept. 12, 1997

WACO, Texas - Ivana Dolezalova, a journalist, writer and translator from Prague in the Czech Republic, will discuss "Czech New Wave in Cinema: The Fruitful Sixties" at 7 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., Sept. 18-19, in room 101 in the Castellaw Communications Building and "East-European Post-Communist Pre-Feminism (Whose Brain is Heavier)" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in room 101 in the Tidwell Bible Building. The lectures are sponsored by the Slavic and East European Studies Program and the Gender Studies Program.

In addition to lectures on Czech cinema, films from the Czech Republic will be shown. Discussion of the film, led by Dolezalova, will follow. Loves of a Blond, directed by Milos Forman, will be shown Sept. 18, and Closely Watched Trains, directed by Jiri Menzel and winner of the Oscar for best foreign language film in 1966, will be shown Sept. 19.

Dolezalova has worked as a correspondent for the BBC, Associated Press, ABC, CBS, The Guardian and Time magazine. She has written screenplays for animated films and has translated into Czech such books as "C" is for Corpse and "E" is for Evidence by Sue Grafton. She has served as a juror for the prestigious Woman of Europe Award, and from 1994-1996, taught as a visiting professor in Czech language and culture at Northwestern University. Dolezalova has lectured on Czech films and feminism in Eastern Europe at many universities, including Stanford and Harvard.

"Ivana is a very outgoing, energetic person," said Dr. Michael Long, director of the Slavic and East European Studies Program. "Her talks are very humorous. Additionally, she presents an insider's view of the current situation in the Czech Republic since the fall of the Berlin Wall."

Admission to the films and lectures is free and open to the public. For more information, call Long at (254) 710-4527

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