Queer Lesbian Spaces in Contemporary Cinema
Public Talk by Research Associate Clara Bradbury-Rance
4:30pm at the Five College Women's Studies Research Center, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College
Through a series of readings of contemporary films that explore female homo-social and sexual desires, this presentation will seek to reconceptualize impressions of lesbianism that have concentrated on the lesbian 'figure', a term which in itself is no longer capable of describing desires in a cinematic context in which a queer feeling crosses cultural, national and theoretical borders.
*Please note that this event will also be livestreamed for online viewing at the following link: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/streaming/live
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Friday, March 7
An International Women's Day Celebration featuring new books, blogs, and media by Five College Faculty and FCWSRC Research Associates.
Roundtable discussion with Ginetta Candelario (Smith College), Mari Castañeda (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Bernadine Mellis (Five Colleges)
- How have the points of entry for feminist scholarship/teaching/activism changed from the inception of the first women's studies programs to the present?
- How has new media, digital technologies, and social media shifted the criteria for creating intersectionalities across modes of theory and practice?
- What will be the impact of a major shift in generational structures on the future of WGS studies?
Light dinner will be provided.
Co-sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College
6:00-8:00pm at the FCWSRC, 83 College Street, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley
Proposals Due: April 15, 2014
With support from the Five College Deans, Five Colleges invites proposals for pilot projects that advance student learning in the humanities and humanistic social sciences by combining on-line and in-person forms of student engagement.This program is made possible by a multi-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation intended to engage faculty members in the exploration and evaluation of blended learning’s potential to enrich teaching and learning in liberal arts settings. In addition to support for faculty projects, the grant will fund a new staff position in Instructional Technology and a new post baccalaureate position, both dedicated to supporting faculty projects and blended learning funded through the grant.
Proposals are due April 15 and should be submitted using the online application form athttps://www.fivecolleges.edu/surveys/blended-learning-rfp-2014. Award of proposals will be announced April 25.
Persons interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to consult with Rogelio Miñana, Director of the Five College Blended Learning in the Humanities Program (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nate Therien, Five College Director for Academic Programs (email@example.com).
An event showcasing work currently underway at the campuses is planned for April 3, 2014 at Mount Holyoke College.