A CONVERSATION WITH — Jeff Stayton endured Barry Hannah’s blunt-and-brutal critiques of his fiction writing, but sees them now as grace in disguise. Today he applies Hannah’s direct approach when it comes to coaching his own students in their writing. And in both his fiction and scholarly work, he aims to look as closely at every sentence, even every word — just as Hannah taught him. (March 4, 2010, Page 3)
The final lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Nicole Huang, associate professor of Chinese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuesday at 7 p.m., on the topic: “‘Azalea Mountain’ and the Soundscape of Late Mao Culture.”
This lecture addresses the interface between the visual and the auditory in cinematic culture of late Mao China. Using Azalea Mountain (Dujuan shan) as an example, the lecture highlights the sounds behind the images and calls into question the sensory predominance of the visual over the aural in our current scholarly paradigms.
Croft lectures are free and open to the public. (March 3, 2010)
The third lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series features Andrew Orta, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The talk, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, is on the topic: “Forged Communities and Vulgar Citizens: Rescaling Indigenous Locality in Semi-Neoli.”
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The second lecture of the Croft Spring Speaker Series will take place on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 p.m. in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107). Robert Rohrschneider, Sir Robert Worcester Distinguished Professor of International Public Opinion and Survey Research at the University of Kansas, will present his lecture: “Do Political Parties Represent Citizens in Europe?” All lectures are free and open to the public. (March 3, 2010)
The last big piece of The EAGLE’s new Web site is coming together, and you can preview it here. It’s an online viewer that will let you see every page of the paper, exactly as it appeared in print.
In the days to come, you’ll see the standard header replaced with a customized one. Access to the viewer will be free through the month of March, and our online subscription pilot program begins April 1. For more details about our new site’s features, click here. (March 3, 2010)
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Meets Thursday at 6 p.m. at Newk’s Restaurant on University Avenue. Guests are welcome to attend the meeting. For more information about the club, call President Charlene Hall at 236-5320. (March 3, 2010)
The Emmaus and Cursillo Community will have its monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Everyone who has attended the Emmaus Walk or Cursillo Weekend is invited to attend for this special program, and to bring covered dishes to celebrate the fellowship. (March 3, 2010)