In celebration of Hispanic Cultural Heritage Month, Mercedes Juliá, Ph.D., will speak at Falvey Memorial Library on Spanish poet and Nobel laureate, Juan Ramón Jiménez. Dr. Juliá recently released a book on the poet, entitled De la nueva luz: En torno a la poesía última de Juan Ramón Jiménez (Huelva 2010).
Dr. Juliá will speak at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, in Falvey Memorial Library’s first floor lounge.
This lecture builds on earlier library events dedicated to Jiménez. In the spring of 2009, Dr. Juliá worked to organize a symposium on the author and was instrumental in bringing to the Library a detailed exhibit about his life. She praises Jiménez’s versatility: “There is a Juan Ramón for every taste: an endearing poet very much like a child, a romantic poet in love with nature and love itself, a metaphysical poet in search for God and the absolute, a postmodernist poet desperate and broken because he is unable to find answers to his mortal quest.”
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You want to be a better writer? Blog for an editor who began before blogs were invented.
I’ve never revised so much in my life. It’s amazing.
Sadly, most of what I’m writing are internal documents that I can’t share. But trust me, they’re good.
What makes a presidential candidate different from other politicians?
This is the question Lara M. Brown, Ph.D., set out to answer in her new book, Jockeying for the American Presidency: The Political Opportunism of Aspirants. It was, she says, a question that few people were asking when she set out to write the book. “Despite the fact that there are many, many presidential election studies, very few of them placed presidential aspirants at the center of the elections.”
Dr. Brown, an assistant professor of political science here at Villanova, has been at work on the book since 2004.
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The start of school means the start of my new job as the Library Outreach and Publications Intern for Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University. Part of my job — a teeny, teeny part — is blogging for the library on events and sundry other topics. We host a lot of cool things in Falvey (including a graphic novel event that I get to help organize!), and I’m lucky in that I get to speak to our lecturers and learn all sorts of neat things in the process.
As I’ve done in the past, I’ll be posting links and excerpts from my articles here.