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West Shore Community College is proud to bring you the fourth year of the humankind series, focusing on the British Isles. Here, you can experience LIVE virtual lectures from presenters around the globe from the comfort of your own home. We hope you enjoy!
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Exploring the British Isles – Year 4
Dragons Can Be Beaten: Learning from the Literature of the British Isles
April 13, 2021 @ 7pm
This past semester students in WSCC’s LIT 151 (Literature of the British Isles) have been studying the ways writers from that part of the world have used their imaginations to confront monsters, both internal and external. Each student chose a particular author from Great Britain or Ireland to study more in depth, and for this presentation they will share their discoveries about how writers from across hundreds of years of British Isles history found paths forward through various kinds of monstrous challenges. In the spirit of WSCC’s humankind series, our hope is that this presentation is instructive – as citizens of the planet seek to battle free from the pandemic and other global challenges, what sorts of inspiration can we draw from literary artists? Join us for the presentation and a little following Q & A!
“2 Holtwood Cottages: a Winterage” – A film presentation and artist talk by Lucy Cash and Mark Jeffery
April 16, 2021 @ 7pm
During this event, Lucy Cash and Mark Jeffery will premiere their new movie 2 Holtwood Cottages: a Winterage. The movie explores experiences of loss in rural Derbyshire – from day to day activities of laying a hedge or tending to a milking parlour, to the loss of a father who fell from the milking parlour roof, to the paintings of Andrew Wyeth. This movie brings forward the mineral and animal in all of us, and focuses on all of the words that describe our histories.
“We’re very excited to have Lucy Cash and Mark Jeffery, joining us for this movie presentation” said WSCC Professor of Art Eden Ünlüata – Foley, who is member of the college’s humankind planning team. “This collaborative work addresses important social and cultural changes in rural England, and it also affords us to reflect on rural life as an important inspirational subject to study in art.”
West Shore Community College is one of the main sponsors of this movie.The movie presentations will be followed by an artist talk and time for questions and discussion with the audience.
Thank you for joining us this year as we explored the British Isles
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Come together with West Shore Community College as we embark on an exciting adventure to explore what it means to be human.
This series of lectures, exhibits, texts, film, activities and performances will provide diverse perspectives on a regions throughout our world . Connect with the cultures and peoples across all cultures and open yourself up to this opportunity to explore similarities and differences with our lives here in the US and lives half a world away.
for your interest in the West Shore Community College humankind Series! Check back soon as we will continue to add more programming for future events.
Special Thanks To
Manierre Dawson Gallery
Gallery is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.