An education prepares us for life and work. Yet no class could have readied poet Carolyn Forché for the moment in El Salvador in 1978 when a military man dumped a sack of human ears onto the table where they had just dined on rack of lamb and good wine. The young translator turned that
Archive Dive is an occasional series exploring the treasures of Leatherby Libraries’s Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives at Chapman University.
Updated info: there is a special $10 off discount for Chapman, family and friends. It is: SKY2017 at this link: www.centertheatregroup.org/promo Chapman University, in association with Lexikat Artists and legendary actress Annette Bening will star with a notable ensemble cast including 2017 Daytime Emmy winner Kate Mansi in a one-night only performance of the war letter
How do you share war correspondence from generations of U.S. service people with scholars around the world? You digitize the letters. That’s just one assignment in a graduate level digital humanities course taught by Jana Remy, Ph.D., Associate Director of Digital Scholarship. It’s a scholarly process that uses computers but can’t be done by technology
The 300-plus wartime letters in the tattered cardboard box traveled fairly well in their time, on mail trains, some across an ocean, through family homes and finally into a forgotten corner. But while cleaning out his late father’s home, David Allison and his wife Diane discovered that box of wartime correspondence written by David’s late
Bittersweet commemoration V-J Day’s 70th anniversary marked at Leatherby Libraries’ opening reception for its exhibition, “World War Two: The Pacific Theater.”
Seventy years ago this month U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Horace Evers was among the first Allied soldiers to enter Hitler’s Munich apartment, just days after the dictator committed suicide. Upon discovering Hitler’s personal stationery, Evers crossed out “Adolph Hitler” on the fine linen notepaper, wrote his own and penned a letter to his family describing
Chapman University’s Center for American War Letters has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to begin digitizing its expansive collection of correspondence written by military servicemen and women.
In honor of Memorial Day, a Chapman University play will be performed at one of the nation’s most prestigious venues. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. will present two performances of If All the Sky Were Paper, a compelling drama written by Chapman University Chancellor Fellow Andrew
Chapman University theatre alumni join an all-star cast, including Annette Bening, the recent recipient of Chapman University’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award, in two upcoming performances of If All the Sky Were Paper, written by Andrew Carroll, a chancellor’s fellow, and directed by John Benitz, associate professor.