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Drs. Divine, Gómez and Del Mastro Participate in the KFLC

Posted by: Mark Del Mastro | April 14, 2014 Comments Off |

At the 67th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference on 4/10-4/12 in Lexington, KY, three faculty members from the Department of Hispanic Studies participated in various sessions:

Dr. Susan Divine presented her study “Nacho Vigalondo and the Recovery of Time and Space,” and she chaired a panel entitled “The Elemental Topographies of Twentieth-Century Spanish Narrative.”

Dr. Michael Gómez presented his study “Freedom and the Soul within the Mechano-Materialist System: The Bergsonian Presence in Pardo Bazán’s Naturalistic Fictions.”

Dr. Mark Del Mastro organized and directed the 12th Annual Informative Session of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, along with the following reception for chapter delegates, members and guests.

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Mark your calendars! Avery Research Center, April 18, 6:00 pm, McKinley Washington Auditorium 

“The Souls of Black Comix,” John Jennings, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 

In the last decade, a new generation of black scholars, publishers, creators, archivists, documentarians, and curators have come forth with a re-imagined vision of what it means to depict the African American experience via the comics medium. An underground movement has been operating unseen, flowing in tandem to the mainstream but showing very different levels of the American experience. The Black Age of Comics is an attempt to shift the paradigm of how black images and stories are portrayed in the medium of comics. In this presentation, Dr. John Jennings discusses the history of Black images in the comics medium, and presents his own recent work, including his upcoming graphic novelization of Octavia Butler’s KINDRED (with collaborator Damian Duffy).


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“Homenaje a Octavio Paz”

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 13, 2014 Comments Off |

SDP Poetry Reading Octavio Paz 4 18 14

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“Narrar el Instante: Politicas y Poeticas de la Cronica en America Latina”

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 12, 2014 Comments Off |

Gustavo Ogarrio lecture flyer 4 17 14

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Celebration of Asian Heritage Month, April 15

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 11, 2014 Comments Off |

chinese flyer

under: Asia, Cultural, Events, film

Education Reform Expert to Speak in Charleston

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 10, 2014 Comments Off |

Education Reform Expert to Speak in Charleston.

Posted on 20 March 2014 | 12:08 pm

On April 17, 2014, the College of Charleston will host Roslyn Mickelson, an expert in school reform. She will speak at 4:30 p.m. in room 235 of the Robert Scott Small Building (175 Calhoun St.). The event is free and open to the public.

Roslyn Mickelson

Roslyn Mickelson

Her studies have concluded that children of any race who attend diverse schools are more likely to succeed, in areas like graduating, avoiding crime and attending college. She’ll talk about this in her presentation, entitled “Majors, Leavers, and Avoiders: The Interactive Influences of Gender, Race, Social Class, and Institutional Forces along the Pathway to STEM Degrees in North Carolina.”

[Related: Read about Mickelson’s research in a 2013 New York Times article.]

Mickelson’s research focuses on the political economy of schooling and school reform, particularly the relationships among race, ethnicity, gender, class, and educational organization, processes, and outcomes. She investigated school reform in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools from 1988 to 2008, focusing on the ways integration and resegregation influenced educational equity and academic achievement. Her coedited book, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: The Past, Present, and Future of (De)segregation in Charlotte will be published in 2014 by Harvard Education Press.

Roslyn Arlin Mickelson is professor of sociology and public policy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2011, Mickelson received the First Citizens Bank Scholar Award from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in recognition of her career as a distinguished scholar. She is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the National Educational Policy Center.

For more information about this event, contact Lauren Saulino at saulinole@cofc.edu.

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Alliance Fracaise Cine-Club: “2 Automnes, 3 Hivers”

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 9, 2014 Comments Off |

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 7-9pm
Location: MUSC Basic Science Building, Room 100, 173 Ashley Avenue

Admission:  $3.00 for members and students under 25, $5.00 for general public.
WEBSITE:  http://a-f-Charleston.com

This will be our last Ciné-Club film presentation until September!

This Friday evening we will see a 2013 Cannes Film Festival Selection, 2 AUTOMNES, 3 HIVERS (2 Autumns, 3 Winters) 2013, written and directed by up-and-coming Sébastien Betbeder.

Sébastien Betbeder was born in 1975 in Pau in the South West of France and attended the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Bordeaux.  He has been making shorts since 1999, this is his second feature, Nights With Theodore (2012) which won the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, was his first.

Sébastien Betbeder is part of this new generation of French filmmakers recognized by Les Cahiers du Cinéma who think French cinema has become very academic, using conventional structures and very very expensive. They felt it was time to invent.

Betbeder chose 21st century 30-something characters because he felt people love differently in 2013, they think differently about death, they are less and less neglectful and careless, they worry more. He thinks that in the contemporary world there is a pre-disposition to accidents and he wanted to show characters with the optimism of youth but facing difficult situations.
With a light budget of $400,000 he filmed over one year from Bordeaux to the Auvergne region and Paris.

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The Status of Quality Education in SC: a forum (April 10 at 5:30)

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 8, 2014 Comments Off |

A public forum with Bob Moses and Dave Dennis, legendary civil rights activists, Millicent Brown, the first student to desegregate Charleston County School District, and the Honorable Joseph P. Riley.

From Equality to Quality flyer

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Friday, April 11: Ancient Roman Concrete & Mosaic demonstration

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 8, 2014 Comments Off |

Birdbath flier

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International Studies Capstone Class to present Art Exhibit/Walk

Posted by: Lauren Saulino | April 8, 2014 Comments Off |


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