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The Andrew Norman Guest Lecturer Series

An endowment from the Andrew Norman Foundation in 1988 established an annual guest lectureship which brings distinguished men and women in the forefront of regional politics, environmental issues, education, culture and arts to enhance the understanding of the communities of Colorado College and Colorado Springs about the Southwest.

2014 Norman Lecture

Lecture by Charles Ramirez Berg (Senior Professor of Media Studies, University of Texas-Austin)

Charles Ramierez-Berg

Latino Images in Film

In 2014, the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies annual Andrew Norman Lecture will feature Professor Charles Ramirez Berg, Senior Professor of Media Studies, University of Texas-Austin. Professor Berg will share his expertise on the depiction of Latinos in American Cinema, and will preface his Norman lecture presentation with a more informal talk and film screening.


Professor Berg is a prolific author whose works include Latino Images in Film: Stereotypes, Subversion, and Resistance, Posters from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, a co-authored children's book entitled The Gift of the Poinsetta, The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of the Exceptional Golden Age Films (due in 2014), and many contributions to the World Film Encyclopedia, The International Directory of Films and Filmmakers, and The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States.

Professor Berg's passion for and expertise on filmmaking and cinema lent to his co-founding of the Austin Film Society, a well-respected organization within the world of film production and appreciation. He served as its president from 2001-2003, and he is a charter member of its Board of Directors. Recently appointed to the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress, he also was recognized as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow from 1997-1998, and the University of Texas-Austin Board of Regents recognizes him as an "Oustanding Teacher".

Professor Berg continues to teach courses in film history, criticism, screenwriting, and narration, and lends his voice to speaking engagements around the country.  His passionate, critical voice will lend a unique perspective that fits in well with the rich history and roster of the Norman Lecture series. Informal Lecture and Screening, 7:30 pm, April 2nd, 2014--Cornerstone Screening Room, and, Norman Lecture, 7:00pm, April 3rd, 2014--Packard Hall. FREE AND OPEN to the public. Mark your calendars now!


Enrique Lamadrid/ Concert by Brenda Romero
"Poetry, Violence, and Memory: Corrido Ballads of New Mexico and Colorado"/ Concert: "An Evening of Romances and Inditas"
Charles Cameron Mann
"1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created"
Stanley Crawford
"The Traditional Acequia: Water and Community in Northern New Mexico."
Varied Speakers
Elliott West, PhD
"The View from Pikes Peak: Colorado's Gold Rush and the American West."


Gary Nabhan

”Renewing the Food Traditions of Chile Pepper Nation”


James Brooks

“Mesa of Sorrows: Archaeology, Purity, and Prophetic Violence in the American Southwest”



Demetria Martínez

"Writing in the Margins: Poetry and Other Explorations"


Ana Alonso

"The Discourse of Mestizaje and Gender on Both Sides of the Border: Vasconcelos and Anzaldúa"


Martha Sandweiss

"Print the Legend: Photography and the Nineteenth Century West"


 Brent Michael Davids

"The Last of James Fenimore Cooper"



Euchee Indians

"A Celebration of Euchee Indian Culture and Tradition"


Linda Hogan

"Writing from the Land: A Reading and Conversation


John Mack Faragher

"The Frontier and West in our Time"


James Welch

"Looking for Buffalo Bill"


George J. Sánchez

"Race, Immigration and the Rise of Nativism in Late Twentieth Century America"




Charles Wilkinson

"Honoring the Work and Worldviews of the Continent's First Peoples: The Case of the Anasazi Sites of the Colorado Plateau"