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February 11, 2013

Learning through the lens of Florestine Perrault Collins

This month’s issue of New Orleans Magazine examines the photographs of Florestine Perrault Collins, the subject of a new book from American Studies professor Arthé A. Anthony.

Collins created an unusual path for herself as an African American studio photograhper in 1930s New Orleans. From behind the camera, she documented the profound changes in the lives of Louisiana Creoles and African Americans.  

Anthony knows the subject well. Not only is she a historian, she’s also the photographer's great niece. Learn more about Collins’s story and those of the individuals...

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February 6, 2013

History Professor Marla Stone on Italian Fascism

Let Marla Stone introduce you to Benito Mussolini’s Fascist dictatorship. Stone is a professor of Modern European history with a focus on Fascism and Nazism and the cultural history of Fascist Italy. Which is why her new book The Fascist Revolution in Italy: A Brief History with Documents is the perfect resource for understanding how Italian Fascism became the model and inspiration for violent anti-democratic and anti-socialist forces that swept Europe between 1919 and 1945....

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February 6, 2013

Professor Martha Ronk to give a reading

Martha Ronk, the Irma and Jay Price Professor of English Literature, will be one of four poets who will give a reading this Sunday, February 10, at the venerable Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles’ oldest cultural association. Martha is the author of several collections of poetry, including: Vertigo (Coffee House Press, 2007), which was selected by C.D. Wright as a part of the National Poetry Series. The event is hosted by Red Hen Press, which counts among its authors LA’s first Poet Laureate Eloise Klein. Admission for students is a mere $5. Learn more....

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