Bizet’s Carmen: Emancipated Woman or Femme Fatale?

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TIMG_1584-copy_edited-1his multi-media lecture examines Carmen, a major opera character, dismissed by contemporary critics as a “prostitute of the gutter,” “wild animal” and “cynical harlot.” Featuring excerpts of performances, we explore several questions: can Carmen be diagnosed as a Malignant Narcissist or is she the early embodiment of the modern, sexually emancipated woman? Is her lover Don José what psychologists call “narcissistic food”? Is she an appealing predator or a victim? Does the audience experience what Aristotle described as “a purging of the spirit of morbid and base ideas or emotions by witnessing the playing out of such emotions or ideas on stage”?

Thu 2:30-3:45 pm • Sept. 29 • 1 session

Dr. Jasmin B. Cowin holds a Certificate from the Center of Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, lectures widely on psychology and opera as the aural roadway to the unconscious. Fulbright Scholar, University Pathway Facilitator at Education First, on the faculty at Westchester Community College & Teachers College/Columbia University, incoming President, NY Rotary Club No. 6, Host Club of America.

Author: drcowinj

As an Assistant Professor & Practicum Coordinator for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education my focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), and Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). As the Practicum Coordinator, my Teacher Professional Practice identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning. In the framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into the seven New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Standards for teacher evaluation that are clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility (as framed in the Teachscape Danielson Rubric approved by New York State). I strive to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century education extends well beyond the classroom and incorporates online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language. I participate fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair Elect for the New York State, NYSTESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications (articles in Education Update), presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to me are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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