Now in its 40th year, Studium Generale presents programs from the humanities, social sciences and sciences each Thursday.
From May 9 to May 25, Peninsula College will host a series of events in connection with the Raymond Carver Festival, a celebration of noted short story writer and poet Raymond Carver, “The American Chekhov,” who lived in Port Angeles the last ten years of his life. Presentations that are part of the Raymond Carver Festival are marked with an asterisk (*).
April 4 - Dr. Ian Miller & Steve Fradkin
Dr. Ian Miller, Washington Sea Grant’s coastal hazards specialist on the Olympic Peninsula, will present “Washing Ashore on Our Wild Coast.” The devastating March 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami has focused international attention on the debris that travels across our oceans. Dr. Miller will provide the latest information on the efforts to track tsunami-generated marine debris.
April 11 - Professor Steven Snyder
PC Information Technology Professor Steven Snyder will present “An Exchange Professor’s Perspectives on Teaching and Living in China.” He will talk about his experiences during his most recent period as an exchange professor at Guilin University of Electronic Technology in Guilin, China. Snyder first visited Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in 2001 and has returned several times since as both an exchange professor and on a special summer teaching experience in Nanning, China.
April 18 - Barbara Hazard, Painter, Poet & Russophile
Barbara Hazard, painter, poet and Russophile, will present illustrated reflections on the creative process, drawing on her life in the arts in a presentation entitled “Pentimento and Creativity.” In it, she will emphasize the potential in each of us.
April 25 - Kate Reavey, Poet and PC Instructor
Join Kate Reavey, poet and PC English instructor, as she and her students present “Firenze Primavera: Florence in Spring,” a celebration of poetry, prose, and original artwork created during a study-abroad exchange program they participated in during the spring of 2010. Generously supported by the PC Foundation, Reavey edited a collection of student and faculty work, which will be available for purchase after the event.
May 2 - Dr. Cassella-Blackburn
Dr. Cassella-Blackburn will explore the intellectual world of early 19th America through writers and activists in “Concord, Massachusetts: Feminists, Utopians, and Social Reform in the Age of Emerson and Thoreau." He will talk about how Transcendentalists advanced utopian ideals and engaged in concrete programs of social reform, namely the abolition of slavery and advancement of women as he looks at such prominent figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Margaret Fuller.
May 9 - Peninsula College English faculty*
Peninsula College English faculty will introduce the life and work of Raymond Carver and offer a preview of The Raymond Carver Festival, which will be held May 9 to 25 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Carver’s birth on May 25.
May 16 - Writer-in-Residence Lucia Perillo*
Writer-in-Residence Lucia Perillo will talk about the work of Raymond Carver as part of The Raymond Carver Festival.
May 23 - Henry Carlile, Poet*
Poet Henry Carlile, a close friend who taught Raymond Carver's work for many years at Portland State, will discuss the life and works of Raymond Carver.
May 30 - Lynda Mapes, Seattle Times writer
Seattle Times writer Lynda Mapes will talk about her new book, Elwha: A River Reborn, which addresses the implications of the return of the Elwha River to its natural state.
June 6 - "Find Your Voice" New Writers’ Festival
Selections from new plays that debuted at the "Find Your Voice" New Writers’ Festival will be presented. The theme of this year's Festival was "Where is your sanctuary?".
All events are Thursdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm in the Little Theater.