Timothy Corrigan, a professor in Penn’s Cinema Studies Department, won the SCMS Kovács Book Award for his book The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker. His book was applauded for its global perspective on the essay-film genre (what?) and was described as “well-written, articulate, and intellectually engaging,” according to the selection committee.
Naturally, the question on our minds right now: why wasn’t he the one interviewing recent guest speaker James Franco?
50 more James Franco tickets! 50 more James Franco tickets! 50 more James Franco tickets! SPEC will be giving out FREE tickets (There are 50 more of them! Did you hear?!) outside of Irvine tomorrow on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’d suggest getting there well before 2 p.m. tomorrow to claim yours.
Seems like that cold gust of wind that grazed your exposed left nip Saturday night blew us into November. Imagine that! We only have six weeks of class left? Sh, it’s not true! To help deal with the pain, we’re (once again) presenting you with the best events happening around campus this week. Happy (official) Halloween!
Occupy Wharton Who: Penn students When and where: Monday, 1 p.m.; Huntsman Hall Why: Whatever your stance on the Occupy movement, it’s kind of a hugedeal. Got love for the protesters? Then go support the movement in front of Huntsman! It’s so close– you don’t even have to go to Center City. Don’t like the protesters? Don’t be a dick.
SPEC Connaissance is bringing in actor, student, professor, mediocre writer, heartthrob, etc., etc., etc., and human being James Franco on November 6th! Tickets will go on sale online starting Thursday– which is today– for $5, and on the Walk for $10 after October 31st. In the meantime, check out this video of James Franco making out with James Franco. James Franco, everyone!
A few months ago, some bitter chick at UCLA started a Facebook group to prevent underachieving Z-lister James Franco from being the school’s commencement speaker. We don’t want to seem ungrateful; we had a great time hearing John Legend the night after we got drunk with him at Blarney, and we were entertained enough by Amy’s pomp and circumstance remarks to blog about her. However, neither our favorite Ordinary Person nor our esteemed prez quoted R.L. Stine or flew around with a jet pack, and that’s exactly what we would have enjoyed had we been treated to Franco’s words. Lucky for us, he posted highlights from his rejected speech on FunnyorDie.com! (And, lucky for you, we’ve posted the video below.)