November 10 – Winthrop Roundtable with Richard Norton Smith

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….

November 4 – Fabric + Thread = JAZZ!

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…

The Things They Carried

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…