He will present a lecture titled "Unforgiven: Shooting Holes in Myths of the West." This event is free and open to the public.
Kupfer is a professor of philosophy at Iowa State University, where he teaches aesthetics, medical ethics, family ethics, and philosophy of law. He has written on topics such as privacy, lying, the parent-child relationship, violence, and sports.
In his lecture, Kupfer will explore the interaction between the distorting power of narrative within Clint Eastwood's movie Unforgiven and the moral personalities of the film's characters.
Kupfer is the author of several books including Experience as Art: Aesthetics in Everyday Life (1983) and Visions of Virtue in Popular Film (1999).
This event was made possible with a Resource Center grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council.