bell hooks presents "Writing Beyond Race"
Friday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sotille Theatre
Women's and Gender Studies and The Sophia Institute are excited to host one of the country's most important feminist scholars, bell hooks. She will challenge you to find balance between your political views, and your sense of self and identity. This event is co-sponsored by the First-Year Experience.
Peter Schuck presents "Myths and Realities of Immigration Law and Policy"
Constituion Day Lecture, Thursday, September 13 at 7:30pm, Location: Physicians Auditorium
Professor Schuck has written or edited fourteen books, inlcuding Citizens, Strangers, and In-Betweens: Essays on Immigration and Citizenship. Beyond a wide variety of academic articles, he has writen numerous opinion pieces for prominenet newspapers, testified before Congress, and appeared on television programs like Charlie Rose. This event is co-sponsored by the First-Year Experience.
Carol Adams presents "The Sexual Politics of Meat"
Tuesday, September 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Robert Scott Small Room 235; Vegan Reception to follow at 5:30pm
The First-Year Experience and Women's and Gender Studies are co-hosting Carol Adams, an activist and feminist scholar whose work focuses on food choice and the reperesentation of food. This event is meant to extend the conversation generated by our College Reads! selection Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran-Foer. Carol will also be meeting with students in the Sociology of Food First-Year Seminar and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
The Seed Underground by Janisse Ray: Book talk and discussion
Public Lecture in October TBA.
Janisse Ray is a Georgia writer, environmentalist and activist. Her most recent book is centered around re-using seeds in order to revolutionize food based agriculture. She has written five other books that deal with environmental issues, including a memoir entitled, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood.
This event is supported in part by an FYE Campus Event Grant awarded to Tammy Ingram (History).
Gonda Van Steen presents "Aristophanes and the Women's Plays'"
Public Lecture in October TBA.
Dr. Gonda Van Steen, the Cassa Professor of Greek Studies at the University of Florida will be presenting a public talk for the College of Charleston community in October. She is the author of three books and over 30 articles. Her public lecture will focus on the relationship of ancient to modern theatre using the ancient playwright Aristophanes. While on campus, Dr. Van Steen will also lead a workshop/discussion with FYSM 113 (Plays, Puns, and Putdowns) that will be open to other FYE courses with similar content.
This event is supported in part by an FYE Campus Event Grant awarded to Tim Johnson (Classics).
Richard Godbeer presents "Salem Witchcraft Hysteria and Masculinity"
Thursday, October 4 at 6:00pm in Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center (96 Wentworth Street)
Dr. Richard Godbeer, scholar of early American sexuality and witchcraft and Professor of History at Miami University, will give a public lecture to the College of Charleston community in October. He will be discusing the men that were persecuted in the trails and deconstruct many of the gender stereotypes surrounding witchcraft.
This event is supported in part by an FYE Campus Event Grant awarded to Sandra Slater (History) and Lisa Ross (Psychology).
Covers as Social Commentary: Dylan, the Monkees, and Tiffany by Theodore Gracyk
Friday, November 2nd, 3:15pm TATE 202.
Ted Gracyk is a well-known philospher of music and culture at Minnesota State University, Moorhead. His lecture will connect philosophical issues to broader public and community concerns. While on campus, he will lead a discussion with students in FYSM 152 Music, Self, and Society who will have read several of his works.
This event is supported in part by an FYE Campus Event Grant awarded to Jonathan Neufeld (Philosophy).
Virgil's Aeneid, Performed by Stanley Lombardo
Friday, November 30 4:00pm Dr. Lombardo's Public Oral Performance of Book 1 of Virgil's Aeneid, location TBA, followed by an informal reception.
Dr. Stanley Lomdaro, translator of Virgil's Aeneid will be on campus October 18 and 19 for this public performance and to dicsuss this work with the students in Exploring Ancient Rome Learning Community. Directly following this performance there will be a reception and any student interested in hearing the rest of the book will be welcome to join the Classics Club for its annual Virgil-a-Thon where students read aloud the entire Aeneid. Dr. Lombardo has produced several texts of the Aeneid including full translations and guided Latin texts for upper-level Latin students. He will be discussing his approach to translating the text with FYE students on October 18.
This event is supported in part by an FYE Campus Event Grant awarded to Joann Gulizio (Classics).