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Professor Amal Amireh Gives Fenwick Fellows Lecture

Professor Amal Amireh Gives Fenwick Fellows Lecture

Professor Amal Amireh, the 2008-2009 Fenwick Fellow, will give the annual Fenwick Fellow Lecture on April 7, 2010 in the Johnson Center, Room A, at 2 - 4 pm. Her lecture is entitled "Between Nationalism and Globalization: Representations of Arab Masculinity in Arab Popular Culture."

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Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

Warren Brown and Robert Pinsky to Speak at Convocations

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies. Warren Brown, the founder and owner of successful bakery CakeLove and Love Café’, and poet and author Robert Pinsky are the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.

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Baker’s Novel Selected for the 2010 Text and Community Program

Baker’s Novel Selected for the 2010 Text and Community Program

Entertainment Weekly called it “a hauntingly beautiful historical spotlight.” The Washington Post praised how the “intricately expressive faces and trenchant dramatic pacing evoke the diabolic slave trade’s real horrors.” And now students across the university will have the opportunity to discover for themselves Kyle Baker’s graphic novel “Nat Turner,” an account of the 1831 slave rebellion that has been chosen for the 2010 Text and Community Program.

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Emeritus Professor Brown Passes Away

Emeritus Professor Brown Passes Away

The university community mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus of English Lorraine A. Brown, who died on Feb. 27. Brown retired from Mason in February 2009 after 42 years of service. In 2007, she and Don Gallehr, English, were recognized as the first university employees to reach the 40-year milestone of service to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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MFA grad Graves featured in Hamiltonian exhibit

MFA grad Graves featured in Hamiltonian exhibit

Mason MFA graduate Eleanor Graves -- a recipient of the Mary Rinehart Award in poetry -- is one of 16 writers and 16 visual artists from Washington, D.C., and beyond that have paired to create artworks that resonate with each other for a new exhibition, Call + Response. The show, which includes the work of a Guggenheim fellowship recipient and seven Hamiltonian Fellows, will run from January 23 until February 13, 2010.

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Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Mason professor Carla Marcantonio, whose dissertation studied acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s work, says his film Broken Embraces is "Very self-reflexive about the process of making movies. The main character is a stand-in for Almodóvar himself, and the film is partly a meditation on what it would be like for the director who depends on the visual to lose his eyesight.”

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