MSC School Excellence Lecture Sequence, “ Provocations, ” Explores Cultural Rituals of Mourning

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The Faculty of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 2021 School Excellence Lecture Sequence, “Provocations,” will study a portfolio of photos surrounding cultural rituals to commemorate the lifeless and discover literary and historic references to those ceremonies.

The April 15 “Provocations” occasion will characteristic MSC Professor George Bedell in Communication, Arts and Humanities, who will current “By Mourning Tongues”. Impressed whereas engaged on a challenge visually documenting the environmental challenges surrounding Mattawoman Creek in Charles County and the ensuing theme of “loss of life,” Bedell’s presentation offers with “photos of loss of life and our surrounding cultural rituals to commemorate the lifeless ”.

Graphic courtesy of the Faculty of Southern Maryland

Bedell shared that a lot of his work explores the literary and historic references to the rituals of remembrance that impressed his portfolio of photos. Drawing on funeral literary photos resembling Beowulf, Homer Iliad, and WH Auden’s recollection of the passing of WB Yeats, Bedell factors out in a time of pandemic how “people tried to make peace with our impermanence by means of ritual and remembrance, and within the course of, created photos and poems which are each chic and lasting. ” His presentation is a chance to share ideas on “visible meditations” on these photos.

The digital occasion begins at 6.30 p.m. through Zoom. RSVPs are required to entry Zoom info. Please subscribe to https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2021/04/provocations-series-george-bedell.html.

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Provocation: 6:30 p.m. on April 15. Zoom. CSM School Excellence Lecture Sequence Provocations presents Professor George Bedell in Communication, Arts and Humanities who will current “By Mourning Tongues” – a portfolio of photos surrounding cultural rituals to commemorate the lifeless and discover literary and historic references to those rituals. RSVPs are required to entry Zoom info. Launch. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2021/04/provocations-series-george-bedell.html.


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