AVC Professor Invited to Speak at Cambridge University

Charles Hood
Charles Hood

Antelope Valley College Language Arts Professor Charles Hood will speak at Cambridge University, England, on Wednesday, November 6. He has been invited to address faculty, graduate students, and library staff at the Scott Polar Research Institute. The event is also open to the public.

A recently named Fellow at the Center for Art and Environment at the Nevada Art Museum, Hood will explore how artistic imagination frames and interprets the polar wilderness. His talk, "In Search of the Sublime: Nineteen Ways to Invent Antarctica," will cover science, music, poetry, and photography.

Hood’s presentation will include poetry readings and open discussion. His poetry and writings celebrates and explores life at the extreme edge of our planet. Blending travel narrative, historical research, and surprises of magical realism, Hood presents life in Antarctica and the history of polar aviation as both a miracle of achievement, yet also as a way to understand humanities’ need to push themselves to their limits. 

In preparation for his most recent book, Hood conducted research at Cambridge multiple times. His 2013 book, "South x South," won the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize.

"This brings it full circle," Hood said. "It feels great to be able to share my work and to be able to thank those who helped me."

For more information, please see:
http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/events/, https://southxsouth.eventbrite.co.uk/, charleshoodbooks.com and artandenvironment.org