Monday, April 25, 2011

MALAS is Helping to Cross-Promote the Annual SDSU Burnett Lecture | Helen Morales on Scandal and the Artist's Model

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From: Rebecca Moore
Subject: Burnett Lecture this Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:33:14 -0700
To: calfolk

Dear Colleagues,

You are all invited to attend the 42nd Annual Gail A. Burnett Lecture in Classics on April 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Hardy Tower 140.
Dr. Helen Morales of U.C. Santa Barbara will discuss “Celebrity, Scandal, and the Artist’s Model: Ancient Answers to Modern Dilemmas.”

The lecture examines the stories and anecdotes told about Phryne, a celebrity prostitute said to have lived in the 4th century BCE and to have been the model for the notorious statue, Aphrodite of Cnidos. Dr. Morales argues that Phryne’s exploits allow for reflection upon questions that were important in the ancient world and are still urgent today: In what ways are images powerful? How should God be represented? What is the model’s role in the creative process?

Dr. Morales has authored Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2007), has edited Petronius Satyricon (Penguin forthcoming), and is the author of Pilgrimage to Dollywood (Chicago, forthcoming).

The event is sponsored by the Department of Classics and Humanities at San Diego State University. It is free and open to the public. Refreshments follow the lecture.

Rebecca Moore
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Interim Chair, Department of Classics
and Humanities
San Diego State University

Friday, April 15, 2011

MALAS Approved Summer Graduate Courses

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Be aware that all of these classes have prerequisites--write the individual professors, identify yourself as a graduate student in the MALAS program, and get clearance to take these seminars! Cheers, your fearless leader,

Bill Nericcio
Director, MALAS

ps: Thanks to new, incoming Fall 2011 MALAShead, Francisco Miramontes, for spelunking the meager SDSU summer course listings--let me know if you run across a killer summer SDSU course, 500-level and above, that should be added to this list.  Who belongs on the list? Top-shelf professors teaching cutting edge topics regardless of field...  That's the MALAS credo, "always curious, always learning"...

the OBSCENE machine: Lyle the Robot

the OBSCENE machine: Lyle the Robot

a short film by MALAS coordinator McHANK!