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Four O’clock at the Movies

Elaine Newton's Four O’clock at the Movies

Daniels Pavilion

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Dec 6, 4:00pm – Dec 7, 4:00pm
Daniels Pavilion 4:00pm
 
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Lecture

Four O’clock at the Movies
The Name Is Bond, James Bond

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning


Elaine Newton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Humanities at York University, Toronto

James Bond has been a staple of cinema for 60 years, from his debut appearance in 1961’s Dr. No to the latest Bond film, No Time to Die, which was released this fall. In a special Four O’clock at the Movies lecture, Elaine Newton will present an illustrated discussion of the history — and future — of the James Bond franchise. Elaine will pay special attention to No Time to Die, which is currently available to view in theaters and video-on-demand.

This presentation is part of Elaine Newton's Four O’clock at the Movies series.


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Elaine Newton

Elaine Newton


Elaine Newton, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of humanities at York University, Toronto, Canada. She has taught courses in literary theory and methodology, contemporary fiction, psychology and literature and archetypal criticism. Elaine was one of the founders of York University’s advising program and its much-emulated faculty of education. She is a recipient of the province of Ontario’s Teaching Award in recognition of excellence in university teaching and, in 1984, received a citation as Toronto’s Outstanding Professor. In 1996, she was the recipient of the university-wide Teaching Award. She has held appointments as professor of literature at Carlton University, Ottawa; University of Cape Town, South Africa; University of Sydney, Australia, Victoria University and the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has lectured throughout Canada and the US, London, Hong Kong, Zurich and Caracas. In 1992, she was a member of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh’s Semester-at-Sea. Elaine retains an abiding commitment to adult education and the role of the university in the wider community.

For over 40 years, Elaine has planned and conducted adult education courses throughout North America. This is the 30th year that she has presented our literature series Critic’s Choice and the 24th year she has presented Four O’clock at the Movies. She also initiated and taught the pioneering Artis—Naples seminar discussion program, the Questors, for 12 years. Elaine has worked as a book critic for Toronto’s The Globe and Mail, been a special consultant to the Ontario Library Association, led movie and theater discussions and served as a consultant to the North York Board of Education. She continues to conduct an annual lecture series at the Toronto Public Library and makes frequent guest appearances on TV and radio. Elaine has an enthusiastic and loyal following each season as she offers insightful commentary about contemporary fiction and motion pictures.

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