Arts

French Professor Has Blues on Her Mind

August 09, 2018

French Professor Julia Simon had been teaching, singing and writing about the blues for a number of years when both a colleague and her adult daughter recently suggested she could do something more with her blues knowledge, her mixing board, and her vast collection of blues music stored on an iPod.

So, earlier this summer, following this suggestion, the blues singer and bass player started a podcast, “Blues on My Mind.” The podcast is in its seventh episode.

Rousseau sings the blues

Series Brings Established and Emerging Writers to Campus for Readings

August 07, 2018

The 2018–19 Creative Writing Reading Series at UC Davis will bring acclaimed, long-established writers along with emerging writers starting in October. The series is organized by the Department of English creative writing program in the College of Letters and Science.

All readings are at 7 p.m. in the Peter J. Shields Library and are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, Oct. 3 – Julie Carr

Creative Writing Program to Begin Offering MFA Degree

July 09, 2018
The creative writing program, part of the College of Letters and Science’s English department, will offer a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing starting in the 2019–2020 academic year.

Students Take Shakespeare Video Game Into Area Classrooms

June 13, 2018

A dozen UC Davis English majors recently played a video game with area elementary, middle and high school students. While the students had fun, the goal was to see how “Play the Knave” might improve their reading and writing skills and make the works of William Shakespeare more accessible.

What Sets African Sci-Fi Apart

May 23, 2018
In recent years, Africa has developed a rich culture of science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction with several internationally prominent writers, online journals, blogs, and even creation of the African Speculative Fiction Society. Moradewun Adejunmobi, a UC Davis professor in the College of Letters and Science’s Department of African and African American Studies, will speak on the topic at the International House.

Many Disciplines Come Together for One Big Show

May 16, 2018
Students from seven disciplines — art, design, art history, music, theatre, creative writing and French — will be part of the annual Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition at UC Davis.

May Is a Month of Arts Collaboration at UC Davis

April 27, 2018
Students in creative writing and music composition have collaborated on new works that build on other collaborations across disciplines in the College of Letters and Science at UC Davis.

Colloquium Looks at Color in the Ancient World

January 19, 2018
The annual Templeton Colloquium in Art History at UC Davis will journey across oceans and centuries for “The Power of Color: Polychromy and Pigments in Ancient Mediterranean And Latin American Art.”

Music Fest Gives Composers Unique Collaborative Experience

January 09, 2018
The UC Davis Department of Music’s Revision/s Festival has brought together eight emerging composers and top professional ensembles – including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – for a six-months-long collaboration culminating in three concerts.