September 2023 Events - Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

September 2023 Events

We are excited to announce our event line-up for September! Whether you’re interested in fantasy, film, modernism, or the history of Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District – we have something for you. Continue reading to learn more details about each event.

Turning Red Screening
Sept. 14, Lorton Performance Center, 6 p.m.

In preparation for the Fall Presidential Lecture with Danielle Feinberg, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is hosting a free screening of Feinberg’s latest film for TU students, faculty, and staff. Head over to the Lorton Performance Center at 6 p.m. for Pixar trivia and a costume contest! We will have special prizes for the winners and dinner will be served. The screening begins at 7 p.m. Stay after for a panel discussion with professors in film, psychology, art, and computer science.

Learn more here.

What is Fantasy and Who Decides?
Sept. 20, 101 Archer, 7 p.m.

Help us celebrate Danielle Gurevitch and Elana Gomel’s new book, The Palgrave Handbook of Global Fantasy! Both Gurevitch and Gomel will participate in a panel about fantasy and their new book at 101 E. Archer. Arrive early and get a free Dungeons and Dragons dice set. Reception with food and wine to follow.

Learn more here.

Burning Biographer: Living with D.H. Lawrence
Sept. 26, 101 Archer, 7 p.m.

Help us welcome frequent New York Review of Books contributor Frances Wilson to Tulsa. Wilson will talk about the art of biography, her new book Burning Man: The Trials of D.H. Lawrence, and the research she is doing on novelist Muriel Spark in McFarlin Library’s Special Collections.

Learn more here.
Deep Greenwood Event 1: The Origins of Racial Violence, in Tulsa and Beyond
Sept. 28, All Souls Unitarian Church, 6:30 p.m.

Deep Greenwood is a series of community lectures, discussions, exhibits and live performances building off the history captured in Victor Luckerson’s Built From the Fire about Tulsa’s Greenwood District. Five free events will take place at locations around the city, with a focus on spaces in and near North Tulsa. Each event is anchored by a set of chapters from Luckerson’s book. We encourage attendees to read these chapters ahead of each event to fully participate in this city-wide read.

This conversation will explore the politics of Tulsa before the race massacre, and the echoes of those politics we see in our national issues today. We’ll also draw parallels between what unfolded in Tulsa and the 1919 race massacre in Elaine, Arkansas, helping people understand that racial violence was not a local but a national phenomenon.

Learn more here.