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Archive for October, 2012



Poetry Reading: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

[ October 31, 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] This event is free.

Sponsors include the following CSULB departments: the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, and the Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages & Literature. Additional sponsors include the Office of the President and Poets and Writers, Inc. through a grant it received from The James Irvine Foundation.

For further information contact Dr. Anna Sandoval at anna.sandoval@csulb.edu.

Screening of PBS NOVA/National Geographic Television Documentary: “The Statues that Walked: The Mystery of Easter Island”

[ October 30, 2012; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Anthropology Professor Carl Lipo and his research colleague Terry Hunt, an anthropology professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, published their book The Statues that Walked: The Mystery of Easter Island in 2011. In addition to being the cover story in July’s National Geographic magazine, Lipo and Hunt’s book led to a PBS NOVA/National Geographic television documentary, The Mystery of... [Read more]

Department of English and English Graduate Student Association (EGSA): Faculty-Student Mixer

[ October 29, 2012; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Join English faculty and students for free pizza, mingling, and ghoulish fun celebrating all things literary!

Member representatives from the following Department of English groups will attend and look forward to answering questions about how to get involved as an English major:

EGSA
Sigma Tau Delta
MaRSA
Watermark
HipPoetics
RipRap

R.S.V.P. on the event’s Facebook page.

This event is organized by the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA)... [Read more]

George L. Graziadio Center Workshop: New Audiences for Italian — French and Italian for Spanish Speakers Through Intercomprehension

[ October 27, 2012; 12:30 am to 4:00 pm. ] This is a one-day workshop on the teaching of Italian to Spanish speakers.

RGRLL faculty Claire Martin, Markus Muller, and Clorinda Donato will present their NEH grant “French and Italian for Spanish Speakers.” Additional highlights include Elisabetta Bonvino, author of EUROM 5: Reading and Understanding Five Romance Languages, as the featured speaker, and Simona Montanari’s (CSULA) presentation on... [Read more]

Fall 2012 Latin American Film Series: “Julia, Toda En Mi” (“Julia, All In Me”)

[ October 25, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] Julia, Toda En Mi (Julia, All In Me, 2002), directed by Ivonne Belén, is a poetic journey through the life and work of Puerto Rican poet Julia Burgos. The film’s script is based on a series of letters that Burgos sent to her sister Consuelo during her voluntary exile in New York and Cuba between 1940 and... [Read more]

Guest Lecture: Rabbi Shai Cherry, Ph.D. — “Jews and Darwin”

[ October 24, 2012; 7:30 pm . ] Rabbi Shai Cherry received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University in Jewish Thought and his rabbinical ordination from American Jewish University.  He is currently rabbi in residence and principal of the Abraham Ratner Torah School in San Diego.  His research has focused on the nexus between science and Judaism, and he has studied the Jewish response to evolutionary... [Read more]

HipPoetics: Fiction Reading — Tod Goldberg

[ October 24, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] Tod Goldberg, fiction writer

This event is  free and open to the public.

Graziadio Center for Italian Studies: Guest Lecture — Jean-Michel Olivier

[ October 24, 2012; 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm. ] Swiss writer Jean-Michel Olivier will discuss his novel, Après l’orgie, about the post-Berlusconi period.

The talk will be in English.

For details contact Manuel Romero at manuel.romero@csulb.edu.

Poetry Reading: Chris Soto, Gerald Locklin, and Griselda Suarez

[ October 19, 2012; 7:00 pm . ] This event celebrates the release of Soto’s first chapbook “How To Eat Glass,” which is being published by Still Life Press in collaboration with Lost Bros Crew from San Francisco. The legendary Gerald Locklin will also be reading. Locklin has published over 3,000 poems, works of fiction, reviews, and articles that have appeared in numerous periodicals. He... [Read more]

USU Program Council: Poets Lounge — Gina Loring

[ October 18, 2012; 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] Gina Loring is an accomplished poet, vocalist, actress, and workshop facilitator. As guest poet of the American Embassy, she has traveled to Kuwait, Russia, West Africa, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Ireland, and England. She was featured on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry, as well as on BET’s Lyric Cafe and TVOne’s newest hit show Verses and... [Read more]