You love to read. You love to write. But you’re ready for more. You want to read closely and critically. You want to write as a scholar and as an artist. You want to ask unique questions and learn how to find compelling answers. You want to make a positive impact on the world. The LMU English Department inspires you to do all that and more.
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In the spirit of collaboration and creativity, this exhibit features objects of spiritual, cultural, and artistic resonance. Drawn from Archives and Special Collections at William H. Hannon Library and the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and Arts, items in this exhibition include books, manuscripts, poetry, correspondence, drawings, prints, sculpture, and much more. The opening will feature a conversation with members of the Marymount Institute and Tsehai Publishers on how collaboration fosters creativity and innovative thinking.
The panel will include Michael Berg, professor of mathematics; Sara Martinez, graphic designer for the Marymount Institute; Will Pupa, clinical professor of art/art history and artist in residence at the Marymount Institute; Larry Tritle, emeritus professor of history; Gail Wronsky, professor of English; Karen Rapp, director of the Laband Art Gallery; Elias Wondimu, publisher and managing editor of the Marymount Institute Press, the Harriet Tubman Press, and Tsehai Publishers; and Theresia de Vroom, professor of English and director of the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts.
Exhibit curated by Nina Keen, graduate student in English; supervised by Cynthia Becht, head of archives and special collections at William H. Hannon Library; editorial assistance from Rachel Mullens ‘18, English major/dance minor.
In 1968, while attending San Francisco State, Judy Juanita served as editor-in-chief of The Black Panther, the newspaper of the Black Panther Party. This experience shaped her as a black activist and self-described “feminist foot soldier.” She is also an acclaimed playwright, poet, novelist, and professor at Laney College. Gail Wronsky, Professor of English at LMU, will moderate a panel discussion with Juanita.