A study of intimacy in the narrative personae of selected recent American poets.
Conner Lancaster will finish production on his independent work, edit his three films as well as write a paper on his work as it relates to filmmakers Ingmar Bergman and David Lynch.
I will be helping to plan and co-facilitate a four session anti-racism education program at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church where I am a parishioner. I will be working with both clergy, and members of the congregation to develop a curriculum that introduces the concept of systemic racism, and roots racial justice work in the baptismal covenant and the mission of the church. This work will be informal by my studies with William Edelglass in his Genealogy of Race class and I will be writing a reflective paper about my experience.
Reading classical Roman authors such as Catullus, Martial, Virgil, Cicero, etc. Translating the Latin. Exploring the style and technique of the authors with an eye to understanding aspects of Roman culture.
This is a beginner tutorial on Latin, focused on Biblical Latin. The books we are using are Wheelock's Latin, 7th ed., McKeown's Latin and eventually the Vulgate Bible.
A tutorial exploring the spiritual side of art, through film and poetry.
This immersive tutorial with Professor Felicity Ratté takes a practice-as-research approach to the study of facilitation at the community level. This tutorial will begin with a study of principles of effective facilitation, including active listening, risk taking, openness to change, conflict resolution, and collaboration, among others. After training with facilitation expert Mary Jane Shelly, I will apply the theory I have learned by taking on the role of a facilitator for the Center for Collaborative Solutions Spring Convening. The CCS will hold its 2016 Spring Convening on the future of public education in our region by hosting a facilitated event that invites community stakeholders in Windham County to consider the impacts of Act 46 (the state of Vermont’s new school district consolidation law) on their districts. Additionally, participants will collectively articulate how principles of equity, excellence, and value apply to public education in Vermont. My role will be to aid in the CCS’s facilitation of an “inclusive, open-ended, and informative…discussion on public education in our region. The goal of the convening is to create a place for individuals with varying perspectives to come together to envision the future of public education in Windham County.” This will serve as the culmination of my studies, allowing me to put the principles I will study into practice.
Under the expert guidance of Marlboro College Outdoor Program Director Randy Knaggs and Professor Jean O’Hara, I will embark on a broad, holistic study of theory and common practices in the field of Experiential Education and on the functioning of the Outdoor Program as a whole. Relevant literature and hands-on experience will be combined to include areas of focus such as: scheduling, logistics, trip planning and leadership, and wilderness first aid training, as well as the functional nuts-and-bolts of everyday operation, such as equipment preparation, maintenance, and participant safety and liability. In working closely with Randy Knaggs I will learn to lead through participant empowerment, mentoring, and the development of mutual trust. As John Graham said, effective leaders “[d]on’t mandate good performance from those they lead; they inspire it.” Regular written reflections on my own learning and teaching process—with an eye toward current best practices—will allow me to evaluate my own role as a leader and teacher, and to identify areas where theory meets (or does not meet) practice. I will complete this tutorial with a better understanding of the rich history of and best practices in the field of Experiential Education, my own strengths and areas for improvement, and how to best design Outdoor Educational Programming so that it provides a supportive learning community, and fosters in its participants leadership development, healthy risk taking, and an understanding of environmentally responsible connections with nature.
Facilitating Movement Practices: Cultivating research and organizational skills through developing movement practices in contact improvisation and yoga.
An exploration of the theme of truth (and lies) in the works of Dostoevsky, most especially The Brothers Karamozov.
This tutorial explores models of education and governance centered around community. We will inquire, for example, into circle-process methods, structures of sociocracy, and conceptions of learning communities. We will be asking: What education and governance models foster values such as collaboration and transparency? We will utilize our inquiries of theoretical and practical models in reference to the self-governance of Marlboro College. In particular, we will examine how Marlboro's activities in Town Meeting are related to the curriculum. Hence we will be asking: What values are shared across community engagement and academics?
This tutorial examines the literature supporting and describing DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder).
This course focuses on the completion of the senior Plan essays in American Studies, with an eye on style in addition to content. The primary subjects of the writing are American Indian "camp imagery" and student essays in publications from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, as well as American Indian women's autobiographies from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Revision work centers on creating a Plan of Concentration that is cohesive in content and structure, grammatically sound and stylistically appropriate.
Creation and implementation of a cross cultural community engagement spring break trip to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
The group tutorial will design and implement a community engagement spring break trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation home of the Oglala Lakota tribe. We will discuss cultural and ethical issues around the historical realities of reservation life within United States history and Lakota society, while addressing questions related to being of service with the intention of having the program be beneficial to everyone involved.
A tutorial focused on completing Plan writing. This course will be focused on producing, editing, and stylizing student's creative non-fiction work.
This group tutorial will be taught completely in French. We will read both Djebar's "Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement" and Sembene's "Les Bouts de Bois de Dieu." There will be two compositions (in French) over each book, with a final composition at the end of the semester (5 compositions total). During tutorials, we will discuss the literature and the history/context involved. Meeting Tuesdays at 3:30 pm for one hour.
The tutorial is an intensive for all work associated with technical rehearsals of "The Fall of the House of Usher", an original chamber opera based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same name. Technical week rehearsals will take place from March 21st - 27th in Marlboro, VT for production performances at Whittemore Theater on March 28th and 29th. Technical rehearsal for the same opera will take place in NYC on April 13th for production performances at the DiMenna Center on April 15th and 16th.
The video projections for the production of the original chamber opera, "The Fall of the House of Usher", will be designed by members of the opera production team for performances in NYC in April.
Tutorial for Junior or Seniors who have previously taken Sound As Material I or Sound As Material II. This tutorial will focus on advanced concepts covered in Sound as Material I as well as specializing in student interests as they apply to the students Plan of Concentration.
Ireland has some of the highest unemployment rates of the EU for its youth. How does this affect the way those on welfare are seen? How does Ireland's economy differ from that of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, and how does the EU affect it?
This tutorial is for beginners who have never studied French. This is an introduction to French vocabulary, grammar and culture. The goal of this tutorial is to develop beginning communicative competency in the French language. This tutorial will also provide essential travel vocabulary.
This tutorial is a continuation of a tutorial that began in the fall semester, which started with an overview of the concept of Antropofago, an idea that was presented by Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade in his essay Manifesto Antropofago. The first part of the tutorial consisted of an analysis of the essay and concept, as well as the history behind the desire to eliminate this colonial perspective. The continuation of this tutorial will focus on applying Andrade's concept to Brazilian American or Brazuca literature, specifically Samba Dreamers by Kathleen de Azevedo. The literature will be analyzed under the lense of Andrade's concept and the history behind it, in order to better understand it and to be able to draw more well-rounded observations and conclusions.
Students will be introduced to the influence of Word War I (1914-1918) and Word War II (1939-1945) on French literature, cinema and Arts. These conflicts modified radically the collective conscience of France and had a strong impact on philosophical, literary and artistic movements. We will analyze the experience, the trauma, or just the memory of war through the work of French writers and artists. Moreover, the course will explore the dark hours of the occupation in France between Anti-Semitism and Resistance. We will discuss such texts and films as: Under Fire, Henri Barbusse; Journey to the End of the Night, Louis-Ferdinand Céline; In Our Strange Gardens, Michel Quinn; The Ogre, Michel Tournier; A Very Long Engagement, Jean-Pierre Jeunet; Joyeux Noël, Christian Carion; Hiroshima Mon Amour, Marguerite Duras/Alain Resnais; and Weapons of the Spirit, Pierre Sauvage. Prerequisite: None
This tutorial will involve plan work regarding intersections of race and class within the Mod and Rocker subcultures and the subcultural derivatives that came out of those groups. This is a Plan writing seminar.
I will be keeping a journal while abroad and be taking photographs as well as filming on a Nikon D3300. I will be filming interviews I can get with various faculty of universities as well as various people I come across. I will turn these into a gallery showing and a short documentary.