Author, speechwriter and renowned scholar of American history, Richard Norton Smith will discuss the relationship between Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, telling anecdotes of their friendly-turned-competitive relationship. Mr. Smith will also discuss the similarities – and differences – between the political and economic climates that both FDR and Barack Obama entered upon their elections….
Hard Luck, Good Times: Part III Dr. Marlene O’Bryant-Seabrook will present the colorful and expertly-crafted quilts that are visual tributes to South Carolina bandleaders and ensemble musicians who became well-known during the jazz heyday of the 1930s. The evening will also feature Dr. Karen Chandler, Associate Professor of Arts Management and Co-Principal of the Charleston…
Susan Farrell, Professor of English at the College of Charleston, worked closely with students on discussions surrounding this year’s Convocation book, The Things They Carried. Professor Farrell offers the below questions for discussion. Question 1: Discuss the book’s form and the ambiguities between truth and fiction. What does O’Brien gain in playing with audience expectations…
Question 2: How do you think O’Brien finally defines courage in the book?
Hard Luck, Good Times: Part II Christopher G. Parham, Theatre Manager for the country’s first theatre building, talks about the ongoing renovations of the Dock Street Theatre and previews plans for its highly anticipated reopening in 2010. 6pm. Addlestone Library, Room 227. Free.
Above you will find a selection of images from Eleanor Heldrich’s Pop Up Book Collection found in Special Collections at the Addlestone Library. Visit Special Collections for a personal view of Mrs. Heldrich’s whimsical pop up books.
Hard Luck, Good Times: Part I College of Charleston archivist Harlan Greene will discuss the 1935 opera by the Gershwins and the Heywards that brought a glorious new sound and story to the world in the midst of economic depression. 6pm. Addlestone Library, Room 227. Free.
Writing against War: Ingeborg Bachmann, 1926 – 1973, is a nationally traveling exhibit about the experience of war in the life and works of celebrated Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann. Wachovia Gallery, Addlestone Library, 2nd floor.
Find out! Wednesday, September 23, 2009. 6pm, Addlestone Library, Room 227