We are thrilled with the outstanding work and dedication of all our faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Letters, and we're particularly happy to recognize our 2015 college award winners. Thank you all for everything that you do.
Sponsored by the Department of Art & Design.
MUSIC BY DUNCAN SHEIK AND LYRICS BY STEVEN SATER
In follow-up to last season's smash hit musical, RENT, the Department of Theatre proudly presents the wildly exhilarating rock musical Spring Awakening. Brimming with adolescent angst and bursting with invigorating music, this production will contatin socially provocative themes with language and situations strictly appropriate for mature audiences.
The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) and the College of Arts & Letters (A&L) are proud to co-host the 2015 Undergraduate Symposium. We hope to see undergraduate students from across campus participate in large numbers as both presenters and attendees.
Deborah Voigt is America’s favorite dramatic sopranos. Through her performances and television appearances, she is known for the singular power and beauty of her voice, her versatility, and her captivating stage presence. Internationally revered for her performances, Voigt has given definitive performances of iconic roles in the operas of Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. She is also noted for Italian operatic roles such as Tosca and Aïda.
With an extensive discography, and multiple Billboard bestsellers, Voigt is known for her extraordinary ability to soar effortlessly and luminously above an orchestra with a rich, lustrous voice. Her recording of Strauss’s Egyptian Helen was named one of the best CDs of the year by Opera News. Ms. Voigt is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and was Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year 2003. In 2007, she won an Opera News Award for distinguished achievement.
The Telling Project works to deepen our understanding of the military and veterans’ experience. Greater understanding fosters receptivity, easing veterans’ transitions back to civil society, and allowing communities to benefit from the skills and experience they bring with them. Through this understanding, a community deepens its connection to its veterans, itself, and its place in the nation and the world.
Please see www.thetellingproject.org for full information.
Sponsored by the School of Music.
The Pre-Performance Talk Series, co-sponsored by the departments of Theatre and English, invites faculty from the College of Arts & Letters to give public talks about the plays put on by the Theatre Department. Talks are free and open to the public, and are directly followed by a performance of the play. This enormously popular series is coordinated by Luis Iglesias, Associate Professor of English, and has been been bringing faculty, students and the community together to talk about theatre since 2008.
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
Buy tickets: $15 public, $10 students, $7 for groups of twenty people or more
To see all of our Arts & Letters summer camps, please visit our summer camps page.
In conjunction with the USM History Department's World Civilization courses, the History department offers a film series during the fall and spring semesters. The films highlight the cultural diversity of the world and the ways in which history is depicted differently by different societies. For more information or to suggest films for a future series, please contact Andrew P. Haley.
"The film focuses on the stories of those who fled or tried to flee Vietnam as the war came to an end, and sadly, they are stories that are not usually included in the broader memory of the Vietnam War. As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, my hope is that we will begin looking more closely at the war's consequences as viewed through the experiences of Vietnamese refugees and their families."
- Heather Stur, Department of History
Help support the 3D Art program and pick up some beautiful art and pottery made by our students in the Department of Art & Design. Prices are fantastic, and local art and pottery make great gifts—if you can bear to give them away!
Sponsored by the Department of Dance.
African American Military History Museum, Hattiesburg | Saturday, May 2, 9:00-3:00
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Center for Black Studies presents a panel featuring members of the Hattiesburg community who were actively involved in local and state-wide demonstrations calling for the passage of voting rights legislation and Southern Miss scholars whose work focuses on voting rights and voter disenfranchisement in the American South. The panel will be followed by a voter registration drive organized by BSSA.
World's of Arthur: Factions & Fictions of the Dark Ages by Guy Halsall
"King Arthur is probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary medieval king. From the early ninth century through the middle ages, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian times, the tales of this legendary figure have blossomed and multiplied. And in more recent times, there has been a continuous stream of books claiming to unlock the secret or the truth behind the "once and future king."
"The truth, as Guy Halsall reveals in this fascinating investigation, is both radically different--and also a good deal more intriguing…" - Amazon
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