Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Invisible War Film Screening 11/11

DVD cover. Photo: MLB

Our FYS class is joining forces with the Women's Studies Program to present the award winning documentary The Invisible War about violence against women in the military (and the cover-up thereof). This award-winning film will be free and open to the public, appropriately scheduled for Veteran's Day.

Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Stimpson Auditorium.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Novelist and Holocaust scholar R. Clifton Spargo to Give Two Talks on 10/28

Novelist and Holocaust scholar R. Clifton Spargo to Give Two Talks on Monday, October 28, 2013.

1:00-1:50 p.m., in Henkel Hall 108: Guest lecture in Dr. Michelle Brown's upper-level literature class: discussing the writing life and his work. Spargo's most recent novel is Beautiful Fools, The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. Visitors welcome.

2:00–2:50 p.m. in the Stimpson Auditorium, Halpin-Harrison Hall: Keynote Lecture and First Year Seminar Common Event sponsored by Dr. Petra Schweitzer's class: "The (Extra)ordinary Artfulness of Holocaust Testimony." This public talk (with Q&A built in) traces the desire, to speak in and across time, that informs all literary language. The occasion of witness under the circumstances of extreme suffering reveals the testimonial imperative in language itself. This FYS Common Event is co-sponsored by The Campus Outreach Lecture Program of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, supported by the Anne and Harry Chinitz Campus Outreach Lecture Fund and the Shenandoah University Department of English. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the doctoral program in literature at Yale, Spargo writes “The HI/ LO” for The Huffington Post. He has published two books of criticism with the Johns Hopkins University Press and co-edited, with Robert Ehrenreich, After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture. His stories and essays have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Antioch Review, Commonweal, the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He currently teaches at the University of Iowa, as the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Fiction. SponsoreGlimmer Train, Raritan, Yale Review, Commonweal, the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. He currently teaches at the University of Iowa, as the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Fiction. Sponsored by the Department of English and the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Want to Join a Psych Study?

Two of Dr. Scott King's Independent Research students are recruiting for studies (see descriptions below). Christina's requires an in-person visit and rewards participants with a $10 gift card. Julie's is online with no reward.

Christina Graham's: Looking for extra cash? It’s Facebook official! Senior psychology student, Christina Graham, is looking for SU students 18 and over who are active Facebook users to take part in a psychology study. The study lasts approximately 30 minutes and requires an in-person visit to a conference room in HHH. The first 100 participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. This is an IRB approved study under the supervision of Dr. Scott King. Please click here to sign up and choose an appointment time.

Julie Patterson's: Julie Patterson, a senior Psychology major at SU, is hoping to find participants to take a unique, online survey about social media. All you need is a computer and “a good pair of eyes”. Wondering what that means? Take this survey to find out! This study has been approved by the Shenandoah University IRB and is being performed under the supervision of Dr. Scott King. To take the survey, click here.

World Food Day October 21 at 6 p.m.

RSVP for the World Food Day dinner in the Clement Board Room on Monday, October 21, at 6:00 p.m. Oxfam representative Jessica Church will discuss our food's origins, global food security and justice, and what you can do to help others in Winchester and globally.

Every day, nearly one billion people around the world go hungry from weather, war, spikes in energy prices, and other crises that can raise food prices beyond the reach of those living in extreme poverty. On World Food Day, we can be grateful for what we have as well as consider how to help those with less. RSVP to

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Welcome to Warrior Women Around the World

This course blog is an online extension of our classroom space. It's a paperless way for me to make important course information accessible to you from any Internet-accesible computer. I hope you will explore the course information supplied here. Be sure to check this blog often for new information useful to your success in this course. I will also use this space to post queries for your response, course announcements, and other news or events of interest to woman warrior scholars. Please feel free to post any questions or comments about the course here.

I look forward to working with you this semester.

Dr. Brown

Thursday, November 8, 2012

[Archive] Student Work Showcase

Women Warrior Scholars,

Our own Shannon Giles has created an outstanding documentary, "Thank a Warrior Woman," of his interview with a woman warrior he admires and wants to thank, Jessica Lord. Shannon has graciously allowed me to provide the link to it here. Comments are welcome.

Dr. Brown