November 2014 Archways

Awards

Photo by Mark Hillringhouse.

Photo by Mark Hillringhouse.

 

 The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awarded a 2014 Pew Fellowship to J.C. Todd, a lecturer in Bryn Mawr’s Creative Writing program. She is one of 12 Philadelphia-area artists to receive the fellowship.

The Pew Center noted, “J.C. Todd’s poems investigate the impact of war, with an insistent eye and ear on language. Her current project, “War Zone,” explores containments and outbursts of resistance, with sonnets that complicate and contemporize the tradition of war poems. Todd’s writing seeks out the tender moments that exist in contrast to devastation.”

Todd’s literary profile took another boost with the recent publication of So Far…So Close: Contemporary Writers of Tarapacá and Pennsylvania, a bilingual anthology of interviews, photographs, and excerpts of work by 10 Pennsylvania writers and 10 Chilean writers.

She is the author of What Space This Body and two chapbooks, Entering Pisces and Nightshade, a finalist for the Flume Press Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and others.

 

Photograph by Victoria Vesna, collection Carolee Schneemann, courtesy of the artist.

Photograph by Victoria Vesna, collection Carolee Schneemann, courtesy of the artist.

 

Pioneering performance and multidisciplinary artist Carolee Schneemann was on campus in November in conjunction with an exhibition featuring her video sculptures, photographs, manuscripts, and a performative lecture. Above, Schneemann poses with Venus Vectors, her 1985 sculptural work that forms the centerpiece of the exhibition. During the exhibition, the Bryn Mawr Film Institute screened Breaking the Frame, a 2012 film on Schneemann’s life and work by Marielle Nitoslawska, followed by a conversation with Brian Wallace, curator and academic liaison for art and artifacts at Bryn Mawr.

 

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