PHILADELPHIA – Jamal J.
Arts & Humanities
The short stories of American postmodern novelist John Barth have been required reading in creative writing courses at colleges and universities across the country for decades.
Barth's legacy of experimental fiction has earned him a dedicated following of readers in a career that has spanned seven decades. His is a self-conscious and self-parodying writing that “acknowledges its own fixation on meta-narrative.”
Leonore Annenberg Funds at Penn Bestow Nearly $2.7 Million in Grants for 10 Schools, 5 Students, 10 Artists
Philadelphia, PA –The Leonore Annenberg Scholarship and School Funds, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, announces the award of nearly $2.7 million to a combined total of 25 elementary schools, artists, and high school students.
The funds will support an artist’s craft, a school’s needs for its students, and will pay the total cost of college for five deserving high school students.
‘Thinking With the Past’ Lecture to Address ‘Confederate Reckoning: The American South and The Civil War’
Penn Museum’s exhibit “Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” is featured.
Did the Maya believe the world would end in December 2012?
With MAYA 2012: Lords of Time—a world premiere exhibition opening May 5th—the Penn Museum confronts the current fascination with the year 2012, comparing predictions of a world-transforming apocalypse with their supposed origins in the ancient Maya civilization. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Instituto Hondureño de Antropologia e Historia of the Republic of Honduras, and runs through January 13, 2013.
A diverse gathering of local dance performers lights up the stage Wednesday, April 25 at 6:00 pm with African Dance! This evening of African and African-influenced steps and moves features hip-hop dance by Rennie Harris RHAW, tap and percussive dance by Germaine Ingram and Bobby Zankel, West African dance by the Cachet Ivey Performing Arts Collective, and the Umfundalai technique of Kariamu & Company: Traditions.