Actor David Loar Performs “An Iliad,” Nov. 17 and 18

On Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th at 7:00 PM (Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309), the Department of Classics will sponsor David Loar, presenting his premier performance of Lisa Peterson’s and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad. The event is free and open to the public.

An Iliad is a one-man play portraying the rage and rumble of the Trojan War. It is personal, intense, and thought-provoking.

David Loar is a professional actor, residing in Charleston. He has performed with Blackfriars Resident Group, National Shakespeare Company, and the Chamber Repertory Theatre. His roles include Prospero in The Tempest, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Richard in Richard II, Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, Cassius in Julius Caesar, and Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.  Locally, David is a company member with Charleston Stage Company, where he will appear next as Lord Leonard Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher.  He has also performed with Footlight Players, Pure Theatre, Midtown Productions, and Woolfe Street Playhouse.

Don’t miss out!

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Finalists for Sigma Delta Pi’s 12th Annual S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year Program

The College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, are proud to announce the finalists for their 12th annual South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award for 2016:

Loyda McClellan of Fort Dorchester High School
Stephanie Schenck of Clover High School
Kathleen Stafford of Irmo High School

All three finalists will receive award plaques courtesy of the College of Charleston’s and The Citadel’s chapters of Sigma Delta Pi, and each finalist and their guests (one guest per finalist) will enjoy complimentary lodging the evening of November 10, 2016 and breakfast on November 11 courtesy of the Francis Marion Hotel in historic downtown Charleston.

All questions regarding the contest should be forwarded to Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Founding Director of Sigma Delta Pi’s South Carolina Spanish Teacher of the Year Award, College of Charlestondelmastromp@cofc.edu.

The 2016 S.C. Spanish Teacher of the Year will receive a $500 cash award courtesy of D. Virgil Alfaro, III, M.D. ’84.
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Dr. Del Mastro Presents in “State of Publishing Today” at 2016 MIFLC

Professor Mark P. Del Mastro organized, chaired and presented in the academic panel “The State of Publishing Today” during the 66th Annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC) at  James Madison University on October 15, 2016.  Dr. Del Mastro is past president of MIFLC and current member of the MIFLC Executive Committee.

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Del Mastro (center) with fellow panelists Drs. Jeremy Cass of Furman University
and Ben Fraser of East Carolina University.

Bob Dylan and Homer: Joe Goodkin in Concert, Monday!

On Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309) Classics will sponsor Joe Goodkin performing his Folk Opera, Homer’s Odyssey.

An Invitation from Joe Goodkin: There’s a small but wonderful corner of scholarship that connects Bob Dylan with Homer, acknowledging that each in his own way inhabit the murky waters that mix between literature and oral tradition… so it seems appropriate that our modern day Homer gets recognized for his literary contributions. I’ll be taking my own modern day Homeric operation on the road on Monday Oct17 to my 31st state, South Carolina, where I’ll be performing at College of Charleston for College of Charleston Department of Classics, 7:00 pm, 309 Simons Center for the Arts, Free and open to the public.

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Dr. Nancy Nenno presents research on Black Austrians and Civic Identity at German Studies Association Conference

This weekend, Dr. Nancy Nenno will be presenting on her most recent research at the annual conference of the German Studies Asociation in San Diego. Her presentation, entitled “Black Austrians and Civic Identity: Charles Ofoedu and Operation Spring,” is part of the GSA Seminar “Making Democratic Subjectivities II: Margins, Centers, Intersection.”