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Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Carla Marcantonio: New Angles on Film

Mason professor Carla Marcantonio, whose dissertation studied acclaimed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s work, says his film Broken Embraces is "Very self-reflexive about the process of making movies. The main character is a stand-in for Almodóvar himself, and the film is partly a meditation on what it would be like for the director who depends on the visual to lose his eyesight.”

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Cambridge Press Publishes Winkler’s Latest Book

Cambridge Press Publishes Winkler’s Latest Book

Martin Winkler adds to his impressive list of publications on Classics and cinema with a new study published by Cambridge University Press. Cinema and Classical Texts interprets films as visual texts and provides the first systematic demonstration of the affinities between Greco-Roman literature and the cinema. It examines major themes from classical myth and history such as the question of heroism and patriotism in war and the representation of women like Helen of Troy and Cleopatra as products of male desire and fantasy.

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Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

Post-Socialist Film Series Brings Documentary Filmmakers to Campus

During the spring 2009 semester, Mason professors Michael Chang and T. Mills Kelly from the Department of History and Art History created a Post-Socialist Film Series that focused on the end of the Cold War and what has come afterwards. The series featured prominent documentary filmmakers showing their films and then answering questions from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

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Your Homework Tonight is to IM and YouTube

Your Homework Tonight is to IM and YouTube

In today's age where even presidential campaigns fall flat without a nifty video on YouTube, students taking Char Miller's section of Government 490 have a leg up, gaining hands-on experience linking government studies with the mastery of new media.

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Text and Community to Encourage Discussion on Immigration

Text and Community to Encourage Discussion on Immigration

The Text and Community Program is an annual semester-long project co-sponsored by George Mason’s English Department and the Mason Project on Immigration. While English courses will examine The Devil’s Highway as an exemplary work of nonfiction, the book also offers a powerful examination of U.S. and Mexican border activities and immigration policies.

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Center for History and New Media Receives $7M Award

Center for History and New Media Receives $7M Award

Mason has been awarded a contract — valued at $7 million if fully funded over five years — by the U.S. Department of Education to create an online National History Education Clearinghouse. The online project, which will be housed in Mason's Center for History and New Media (CHNM), will focus on historical thinking and learning. It will also help K-12 history teachers become more effective educators and show their students why history is relevant to their daily lives.

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