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Showing posts from January 27, 2013

Photos in Women Veterans Historical Collection and Research Travel Grant Attract Doctoral Student from University of Texas at Austin to Visit UNCG

What do your snapshots say about the way you look at the world? Andi Gustavson wants to know.The recipient of the University Libraries’ Research Travel Grant this year, Gustavson has an unusual dissertation topic for her work in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, one with a somewhat unconventional methodology. Her dissertation, “What Comes Home: Vernacular Photography and the Cold War, 1945-1991,” explores how American nurses, servicemen and servicewomen, and diplomats used their cameras to construct their own worldviews, posing and positioning themselves within an emerging new global order. Because these personal photographs depict the ordinariness of life lived amidst violence, she believes that they are key to understanding how Americans became accustomed to a culture of endless war.

Gustavson says her work bridges a gap in the scholarly research on war and photography—a gap that exists because of the practical difficulties of engaging personal photographs as sou…

Center for Creative Writing in the Arts List of Upcoming Literary Events

This posting is made with appreciation for the work done compiling the list by Shawn Delgado on behalf of the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at UNCG.

UNCG-Sponsored Literary Events:

MFA Thesis Reading: Fausto Barrionuevo and Brendan McKennedy
—Friday, February 1st, 7:00 PM
St. Mary’s House, 930 Walker Ave., Greensboro
Free and open to the public
Two writers from the distinguished UNCG MFA program will be reading their work to celebrate their efforts towards completion of an MFA thesis. This reading is sponsored by the MFA Writing Program at UNCG and the Greensboro Review.

Buddy Wakefield Slam Poet Performance
—Thursday, February 7th, 7:00PM
Jarrell Lecture Hall, Jackson Library, UNCG
General Admission $10, Student Tickets $6, UNCG Student Tickets $5
Buddy Wakefield brings his unique and inspired spoken word magic to Greensboro, NC at UNCG's Jarrell Hall. This event is hosted by the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at UNCG. Wakefield is a 3-time national slam champion and …