Extreme Topics Discussed at Reading Series

GGC English instructors Drs. Jason Mosser and Rebecca Flynn closed the faculty portion of the Fall 2011 “Readings, Writings, and All That Jazz” series with extreme topics.

As a self-proclaimed nerd, Mosser loves delving into literary reference works. He shared some of the findings outlined in his academic paper, “Literary Reference Works and the Construction of Knowledge in the Discipline.” According to Mosser, none are entirely objective.

“Relying on any one is risky business because chances are, they’re going to tell you different things,” stated Mosser.

Flynn prefaced her presentation “Painting the Double Negative: A Closer Look at John Currin’s Subversive Nudes,” warning of its explicit nature.

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Rebecca Flynn reads her academic paper at reading series.

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Rebecca Flynn reads her academic paper at the Nov. 10 reading series. Click to view additional photos from this event and previous dates.

“You might want to shield your eyes,” she advised those who might find nudity offensive.

Flynn examined American painter John Currin’s provocative body of work and discussed his attempt at satirical figurative paintings, arguing that the work is not pornographic in nature, but expresses an absurdity at the objectification of the female form.

The reading series concludes next Thursday, Nov. 17, 3:30pm-5pm in Cisco Auditorium where GGC students will share their creative endeavors. Reading their original poetic works are: J. Blair Sanders, Jordan Sevier, Abby Vaughn, Essence Jordan, and Alexandrea Le. Reading an excerpt from her memoir is Kristine Ward, and Adi Katkim is sharing one of his short stories.

The visual and literary arts group, VoxArtis, co-sponsors of the reading series, encourages GGC students to submit their original written and visual art examples before Nov. 21 to be considered for the fall publication. For submission details or information about joining the group, view VoxArtis’s Web page at GetInvolved.ggc.edu.

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~ by lookATLANTA on November 11, 2011.

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