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Friday, October 21, 2016

Narrative: 30 Below Contest

The 30 Below Contest for young writers and artists between 18 and 30 years old is accepting submissions now through November 9 and is looking to publish and promote the best young authors it can find. Narrative regularly publishes masters such as Joyce Carol Oates, T. C. Boyle, and Alice Munro alongside young writers at the beginning of their careers.

Gender Dynamics and Disruption in the 2016 Elections

Dr. Kelly Dittmar, Rutgers University, Camden
Wednesday, October 26 at 6pm
Connolly Cinema
Approved ACS Cultural Event
Co-sponsored by Gender and Women's Studies and Political Science

How have candidates – women and men alike – navigated the gendered terrain of politics in 2016, particularly at the presidential level? Have they disrupted gender expectations, or adhered to traditional rules of the game? And how have voters and media responded? Dr. Dittmar will discuss these questions in evaluating the ways in which gender has influenced candidate strategy and media coverage, as well as gender differences in voter preferences, priorities, and behavior in the 2016 presidential election. Included in this discussion will be recognition of the gender dynamics at play in Pennsylvania’s US Senate race, where a woman is competing to be the first woman senator from the commonwealth, and other down-ballot contests.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Poetry Reading: Wayne Miller & Henry Israeli

Staged Readings of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The English Department (along with Falvey and the Theater Department) is co-sponsoring two staged readings (both twenty minutes longs) of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Monday, 10/24, and Monday, 10/31, in the library.  Everyone is invited to participate in the readings!

Rehearsals are as follows:
Today (10/17),  4-6pm
Garey 102A

This Thursday (10/20), 4-6pm
Garey 103

If anyone is interested but unavailable for rehearsals, please contact Chelsea Phillips at chelsea.phillips@villanova.edu.