AnnaFisher's new book
October 9 art gallery opening
Garden Ribbon Cutting

Student Darian Razdar, Director Jon Wells and Lecturer Virginia Murphy officiate at the EQ Garden Ribbon Cutting on October 2, 2015

Antigone panel

RC Lecturer Martin Walsh is among the scholars asked to participate in the "Antigone" Panel on October 15 sponsored by Context for Classics at U-M.

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News from RC Spanish Lecturer Emerita Eliana Moya-Raggio

Many of you may remember Eliana Moya-Raggio and her work in the RC. Here is the final home of the arpilleras work that she brought for the first time to the U.S. and helped disseminate during the Pinochet regime. 

An arpillera is similar to a quilt in the U.S; it is an old, humble craft cultivated among women, often in rural or fishing areas. The object itself is a piece of cloth that depicts a scene by sowing small materials (leftovers of random quality, colors and textures). Traditionally, they reproduced scenes of country life.

When the Chilean military dictatorship started in 1973 and detentions, torture and disappearances became fairly common, one of the main Catholic organizations at the time (the VicarĂ­a de la Solidaridad), which became de facto the best record keeper of the detentions, suggested to poor women who had lost their loved ones and were in a precarious situation for lack of income, to start using this craft to 'narrate' their stories and their vision of the dictatorship. Those were exhibited and sold in the U.S. in the 80s. Eliana mounted the first exhibit in the U.S. at the Power Center.

After many years away, the arpilleras are back in Chile, installed in The House of Memory in Santiago, and on permanent display.  

The 2015 RC News has been released

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Looking at "Antigone": A Panel Discussion

Join three leading U-M scholars as they share their perspectives on "Antigone," in conjunction with Ivo van Hove's production, translated by Anne Carson, presented by UMS and starring Juliette Binoche, playing in the Power Center (October 14-17).  

The panel will feature Yopie Prins (Comparative Literature), Ruth Scodel (Classical Studies) and Martin Walsh (Residential College), and a member of the cast as they share their perspectives on how this famous Greek tragedy by Sophocles has been received, produced, and taught over thousands of years and countless translations and adaptations.

Thursday, 12:00-1:30pm, October 15, 2015
Rackham Ampitheatre, 4th floor

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the University Musical Society and Contexts for Classics at the University of Michigan.