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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Marlena Donohue: 2007 TLC Technology Grant Report


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I received a technology grant of $1500 to set up, manage and edit an on-going a cyber based Art History and Theory journal called ArtBytes [blogs.otis.edu/artbytes - no longer available]. This in house cyber journal permits faculty affiliated with Otis College of Art and Design to publish articles in an electronic format which can be shared with our faculty and student community. Many scholarly and pop culture journals have moved to on-line and electronic formats for reasons of ease and ecology. Otis is on the cutting edge of this trend with our cyber journal called ArtBytes. The journal accepts for consideration articles and review in Art History and Critical Theory. The time frame its content covers is ancient culture to post modernity. Articles are selected and edited by Marlena Donohue, an Otis Liberal Studies Associate Professor with more than 20 years of work as an Arts Editor and Critic.

This journal publishes articles and reviews of exhibitions and books written by Otis faculty for use by our academic community and students. ArtBytes will also be accessible on the worldwide web with the other Otis generated electronic materials. Articles reflect areas of particular interest to Otis faculty. For example, Adam Berg teaches classes on critical theory and contributed an article on Walter Benjamin delivered as a paper in Rome, Italy; Marlena Donohue teaches, curates and publishes in the area of Feminist theory, and posted an article on Feminist Performance which she assigned to her Spring 2008 class on “Kaprow, Happenings and Performance Art.” The benefit is that Otis students are able to read, research and cite articles written by their faculty in an in-house format they are comfortable with. Faculty may assign ArtBytes articles as part of their curricula. This creates valuable interconnections between independent faculty research, class content and Otis students; it presents Otis faculty to colleagues and students as active, on-going critical thinkers.

A goal for the future is to edit and post publication-quality essays/articles by Otis Senior students; these student submissions can be used to practice writing, research, critical thinking skills, and life-long learning goals woven into the College and Liberal Studies mission statements. WASC may access ArtBytes as an on going and tangible measure of our active pedagogic models and use of technology.

--Marlena Donohue
Liberal Arts and Sciences

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