Fulbright Taiwan Talk 2023: Douglas Kass’s Insights on International “Cool”

Douglas Kass is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and visiting professor at National Chengchi University, Taipei. He received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, where he was an Olin Fellowship recipient and two-time Frank Capra Award winner. He received a master’s degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where he received a two-year teaching fellowship.

As a writer-director-producer of film and television, his work has appeared on the BBC, SHOWTIME, CBC, AL JAZEERA EUROPE, VH1, NICKELODEON, BBC AMERICA, and PBS. He is an associate professor of film and television at Elon University in North Carolina.

This talk will take on the topic of “cool” in an international context. Beginning with the earliest forms of recognizable cool in ancient China and Africa, we will follow a trajectory to the Americas and the slave port city of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz music. From the dominance of American culture in the first half of the 20th Century, we will return to Asia, the center of many of the coolest trends of the last 50 years.

Event Information

Date | January 4, 2023

Time | 11 am – 12 pm

Venue | FSE Lecture Hall (3F., 45, Yanping S. Rd., Taipei)

The Fulbright Taiwan Talk only opens the online registration.

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