Blog: Coursey ’13 Helping Create Spanish Film Web Glossary

Mellon Foundation grant allows student to conduct research on campus during summer

NAME Sheila Coursey ’13

HOMETOWN West Hartford, Conn.

AREAS OF STUDY English major with a concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies, College Honors Program

WHERE SHE’S INTERNING Coursey, along with fellow student Kelsey Smith '13, are helping Bridget Franco, assistant professor of Spanish, to create CINE-GLOS, an interactive web glossary of film terminology for Spanish and Latin American film. “I’ll be working primarily in the Multimedia Resource Center watching and editing movie clips that show specific cinematographic terms and techniques. The clips will be uploaded to a web database where we’ll add definitions and explanations in Spanish.”

DURATION May 30 - July 29

WHAT SHE’S MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO “Watching many different Spanish and Latin American films, and improving my Spanish.” WHY SHE’S BLOGGING “The Mellon Summer Research Program is a new opportunity for students in the humanities like me, and so I hope to show what my experience is like, as well as living on the Holy Cross campus during the summer.”

CAREER GOALS To become an English professor specializing in Latin American Literature.

ABOUT THE SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM For the second year in a row, a Mellon Foundation grant is funding student-faculty research projects in the humanities and social sciences. Faculty working in disciplines ranging from anthropology to classics to political science mentor students working on research over the nine-week summer program. Holy Cross also offers a highly successful summer research program for students in the natural sciences, mathematics, psychology and economics.

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