FRA #9 It Calls Me: Oceans in Performance Media Book Project

About the Project:

Blue Criticism is a developing field that integrates science, humanities, and the fine arts. It Calls Me: Oceans in Performance Media is a book length project that falls into a broader series of works looking at specific landscapes (in this case the ocean) as complex sites of performance. The book examines several key modern and contemporary performance works, including theatre, film, performance art, and role playing video games, that have both been impacted by and in turn significantly impacted contemporary cultural understandings of the ocean. Students will locate photographs, hunt down literary and performance references, assist with securing copyright permissions, compile bibliographic entries, as well as read and view (and play) performance media. A strong interest in ecology and conservation, as well as the arts, is encouraged.

The First-Year Research Associate Program at Eckerd College honors academically outstanding students with awards of up to $1,000. The program also provides the opportunity, during the freshman year, for the award winners to work closely with a sponsor (faculty or administrative personnel) on a project of mutual interest. Associates might assist with research for faculty publication or new courses, conduct scientific experiments, work with creative artists, or develop projects related to any phase of the academic, cultural, and social life of the college. Scholars are selected on the basis of achievement in high school and on the creativity and depth of responses to items on this application.​

Online submission due no later than February 1, 2021.
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