Tues., 26 Oct. 2010, 7:30 pm, Nils Holger Petersen, “The Bible on Stage in the Middle Ages and Beyond,” the Lyman Coleman Lecture, Department of Religious Studies, 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights
Wed., 27 Oct. 2010, 7:00-8:00 pm, Academic Open House, English, American Studies, Film and Media Studies, Theater Program, Pardee Lobby
Thurs., 28 Oct. 2010, 4:15 p.m., open forum on The Enemy of the People with the director, design team, and cast members of the College Theater production, Williams Center main stage. Light refreshments
Tues, 2 Nov. 2010, 7:30 pm, Alix Ohlin: Jones Faculty Lecture: a reading from new short fiction, 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights
Wed.-Sat., 3-6 Nov. 2010, 8:00 pm, Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People, a College Theater production directed by Michael O’Neill, Williams Center for the Arts main stage; tickets at the Williams Center box office
Thurs., 11 Nov. 2010, 4:30 pm, Carolee Campbell, Ninja Press, the Schlueter Lecture in the Art and History of the Book, Skillman Library, Gendebein Room
Sun., 14 Nov. 2010, 3:00 pm, Mary Jo Lodge and Jennifer Kelly, “How the Other Half Lives”: faculty recital of musical theater and cabaret songs, with accompanist Tom DiGiovanni ’96, Williams Center for the Arts; tickets (free) at the Williams Center box office
Thurs., Fri., 18-19 Nov. 2010, 8:00 pm, Howard Koch, John Housman, and Orson Welles, The War of the Worlds, adapted by Brett Billings ’12 and Mike Suczewski ’11; a College Theater production directed by Brett Billings ’12, Williams Center for the Arts Black Box (limited seating); tickets at the Williams Center box office
Fri., 3 Dec. 2010, 12:00 noon, Alessandro Giovannelli, “Cognitive Value and Identification: The Case of Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut,” a Works-in-Progress Colloquium sponsored by the Faculty Academic Research Committee, 108 Williams Center for the Arts. Lunch provided
Thurs., 9 December 2010, 8:00 pm, Poetry and fiction reading by students in English 255 and 360, Gilbert’s back room
Fri., 11 Feb. 2011, noon, “Caring About Language: Why Do It, and How?” A discussion about the place of language in our campus community, and ways that we can use language to build civility and meaning together. Facilitated by Christopher Phillips; Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall. Lunch provided; Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life
Fri., 11 Feb. 2011, 8:00 pm, Brook Yung, poet, Farinon snack bar; a Black History Month event
Thurs., 17 Feb. 2011, 4:10 pm, Christopher Phillips, “We Are What We Sing: Hymns and the Diversification of American Culture, 1750-1850,” Drown Hall, Lehigh University, Room 209. A lecture sponsored by Lehigh University’s American Studies Program.
Mon., 28 Feb. 2011, 8:00 pm, Anthony Grafton, “Reading in the Renaissance,” 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights; a Roethke Humanities Festival; Grafton is the Putnam University Professor History, Princeton University
Thurs.-Sat., 3-5 March 2011, 8:00 pm, Hear Me Roar: First among Men Adapted from the Lafayette College Archives oral history project by Michael O’Neill and Kelsie Mohr ’11, a College Theater production directed by Kelly Hess ’08; Williams Center main stage. A staged reading telling stories of students and faculty in 1971, when the College first admitted women. Tickets available at the Williams Center Box Office.
Tues., 8 March 2011, 7:30 pm, Stephen Sondheim, interviewed by Frank Rich, Jones Visiting Lecturers, with Q&A to follow, Colton Chapel
Wed., 23 March, noon, Cabaret Voltaire, performed by the students of Dada Visual and Performing Art, Williams Visual Arts Building. Lunch provided
Thurs., 31 March 2011, 8:00 pm, John Monfasani, “Emigre Greek Scholars and the Italian Renaissance,” 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights; The lecture is part of the 2011 Roethke Humanities Festival; Monfasani is Professor of History at SUNY Albany.
Thurs., 7 April 2011, 4:10-5:00 pm, Kimiko Hahn question-and-answer period, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall (see next item for information on Hahn)
Thurs., 7 April 2011, 7:00 pm, Kimiko Hahn gives the H. MacKnight Black poetry reading, 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Hahn, the 2011 MacKnight Black visiting poet, is a Distinguished Professor of English at Queens College. She is the author of seven books of poetry and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, the Association of Asian American Studies Award, and other honors. Her most recent collection, Toxic Flora (Norton, 2010), draws inspiration from science textbooks and articles about science. Hahn is this year’s judge of the H. MacKnight Black poetry competition, and the winner will precede Hahn at the lectern.
Thurs., 14 April 2011, 12:15 pm, Favorite Poem Reading, Williams Center for the Arts lobby
Fri., 15 April 2011, 4-7 pm, Marquis Magazine launch, part of Earth Jam(nesty) on the Quad (rain location: Kamine Gym)
Wed.-Sun., 13-17 April 2011, 8:00 pm, Alfred Jarry, Ubu Roi, a College Theater production directed by Suzanne Westfall, outdoors in the North Third Street sculpture garden. WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY PERFORMANCES CANCELED BECAUSE OF RAIN. TICKETS WILL BE HONORED AT THE SUNDAY PERFORMANCE.
Wed., 20 April 2011, 4:10 pm, Jean Corrie Poetry Reading and Ice Cream Social, featuring the competition judge, Bob Watts, Faculty Dining Room, Marquis Hall. Bob Watts is Professor of Practice in Creative Writing at Lehigh University. His book of poems, Past Providence, won the Stanza Prize. His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Southern Poetry Review, and other journals.
Tues., 26 April 2011, 8:00 pm, Emerging Writers Reading, creative writing students, Gilbert’s Annex
Thurs., 28 April 2011, 4:30-6:30 pm. Reception for English majors, Pardee lobby
Thurs., 5 May 2011, 7:00 pm, Creative Writing Honors Reading: three honors students–Millie Gonzalez, Lauren Vassallo, and Beth Wraase–will read their original poetry and fiction. Gilbert’s Annex
Sat., 21 May 2011, 2:30 pm, Commencement, Library Plaza
Mon., 29 Aug. 2011, Fall semester opens
Tues., 6 Sept. 2011, 12:00-1:00, Responding to 9/11 in Art and Music, presentation of Kirk O’Riordan (Music) and Andrew Smith (English), Oechsle 224. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Marquis Scholars Program.
Wed., 7 Sept. 2011, 7:00 pm, Cranes of Hope, premiere of a documentary film by Nandini Sikand (FAMS) about the National Crane Project, 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights; reception and discussion to follow. The National Crane Project is coordinated by Mary Jo Lodge (English).
Thurs., 15 Sept. 2011, 7:30 pm, “‘Thou Shalt Not Make unto Thee Any Graven Image’: Word, Image, and the Quadricentennial of the King James Bible,” lecture by Kent Richards, Kirby Hall of Civil Rights 104. The Schlueter Lecture on the Art and History of the Book; jointly sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies.
Sun., 18 Sept. 2011, 3:00 pm, “Shakespeare, Sonnets, and Song.” Victor Fenigstein’s settings of some of Shakespeare’s sonnets, featuring Lafayette music faculty Alexis Firstenberg Fisher, piano, and Eric Van Hoven, tenor, with commentary by Anna Duhl (foreign languages and literatures) and June Schlueter (English). Williams Center for the Arts (free).
Mon., 19 Sept. 2011, 4:10 pm, “Curating the Digital Text: Preserving the Musical Rent,” lecture by Doug Reside, Digital Curator of the Performing Arts, New York Public Library, in the Gendebien Room, Skillman Library. Jointly sponsored by the Friends of Skillman Library, the Computer Science Department, and the English Department.
Fall 2011, “From Quill to Keyboard: The Writing Life of the Lafayette Student, 1832-2011,” celebrating the 25th anniversary of the College Writing Program, Skillman Library Simon Room.
Thu., 22 Sept. 2011, “The Best American Poetry Reading,” The New School, Tishman Auditorium, M. Kaplan Hall, 66 W. 12th Street, New York City. Poets featured include Lee Upton (English).
Mon., 26 Sept. 2011, 7:00-10:00 pm, Panel discussion and screening of Fahrenheit 451, Francois Truffaut’s film of Ray Bradbury’s novel. Discussants are Ilan Peleg (Government and Law), Jim Lennertz (Government and Law), and Bianca Falbo (English). An event of Banned Books Week, sponsored by the Friends of Skillman Library.
Wed., 28 Sept. 2011, noon and 4 pm, Strange Fruit performance on the quad, fusing theater, dance and circus (the performers are atop 16-foot poles).
Wed., 28 Sept. 2011, 4:10 pm, “Othello Re-Imagined in Sepia: Images by Curlee Raven Holton, Text by Ian Smith.” In conjunction with the Skillman Library exhibit, Holton (art) and Smith (English) will talk about their collaborative project on Othello. Gendebien Room, Skillman Library.
Wed., 28 Sept. – Sat., 1 Oct. 2011, 8:00 pm, The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project; a College Theater staged reading directed by Suzanne Westfall, Williams Center for the Arts main stage.
Mon., 3 Oct. 2011, 8:00, Reading by Carlo Rotella, the 2011 Closs Visiting Writer. Rotella, the chair of American Studies at Boston College, is a writer for major magazines and author of Good With Their Hands: Boxers, Bluesmen, and Other Characters From the Rust Belt (California, 2002) and Cut Time: An Education in Boxing (Houghton Mifflin, 2003). Sponsored by the English Department
Fri., 14 Oct. 2011, noon, Bread and Puppet Theater: Man=Carrot Circus, on the quad.
Thu., 20 Oct. 2011, 4:00-6:00 pm, Write-a-Thon, a writing marathon, Williams Center for the Visual Arts lobby. Sponsored by the English Department, the College Writing Program, and the Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellows.
Wed., 2 – Sat., 5 Nov. 2011, 8:00 pm, Rent by Jonathan Larson; a College Theater production directed and choreographed by Mary Jo Lodge, musical direction by Tom DiGiovanni ’96 and Eric Van Hoven, Williams Center for the Arts main stage.
Thu., 3 Nov. 2011, 4:10 pm, Poetry reading by Ross Gay ’96, 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Gay teaches creative writing at Indiana University; his reading is sponsored by the Department of Art and the Department of English.
Tues., 8 Nov. 2011, 12:00 noon, “What Did Eastonians Want to Read? A Look at the Easton Library Company’s Collection, 1811-1860,” a lecture by Christopher Phillips (English Department), Easton Area Public Library, 515 Church Street. Sponsored by Easton Area Public Library and Skillman Library.
Tues., 8 Nov. 2011, 5:00 pm, A discussion with Khet Mar, Burmese writer, Marlo Room.
Wed., 9 Nov. 2011, 7:00 pm, Poetry and fiction reading by Khet Mar, Burmese writer, 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Sponsored by CaPA Fellows and English Department.
Mon., 14 Nov. 2011, 5:00 pm, Poetry reading by Hans-Michael Speier, Max Kade German writer in residence; Professor Speier will read in German, and translations into English, French, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian will be read by faculty members, including Lee Upton (English). Max Kada Center, 429 Pardee Hall, preceded by a reception in the foyer outside the center at 4:30.
Tues., 15 Nov. 2011, 4:10 pm, “Popular Culture in Seventeenth-Century England,” a lecture by Brown University historian Tim Harris, Skillman Library Gendebien Room, reception to follow. Sponsored by the English Department, the Friends of Skillman Library, the History Department, and the Medieval, Renaissance, and Early Modern Studies Program.
Wed., 16 Nov. 2011, 7:00 pm, An evening of scenes performed by students in Acting I (Theater 120), Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts.
Thurs., 17 Nov. 2011, noon, Discussion of rap and hip-hop with Baba Brinkman, Interfaith Chapel, Hogg Hall; lunch provided.
Thurs., 17 Nov. 2011, 4:10 pm, Workshop on writing rap with Baba Brinkman, Pardee 320A.
Thurs., 17 Nov. 2011, 7:00 pm, Baba Brinkman performance of Rapconteur, a hip-hop version of famous myths, epics, and poems, including Gilgamesh, Beowulf, “The Miller’s Tale” from The Canterbury Tales, and The Kalevala. Black Box, Williams Center for the Arts.
Friday, 18 Nov. 2011, 8:00 pm, Tenn, three short plays by Tennessee Williams, directed by students in THTR 314, Stage Direction; Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts.
Tues., 29 Nov. 2011, 12:15 pm, Poetry reading by Jayne Cortez, a Temple Visiting Artist, Gendebien Room, Skillman Library; lunch provided.
Wed., 30 Nov. 2011, 4:10 pm, Reading by South African poet and novelist Yvette Christiansë, 104 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Q&A session and pizza dinner to follow at 5:30 pm in 107 Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Sponsored by the English Department and the Office of Intercultural Development.
Wed., 8 Dec. 2011, 4:10 pm, Flash fiction reading by contestants in the recent Lafayette College Flash Fiction Contest, Gendebien Room, Skillman Library.
Fri.-Sat., 10-11 Feb. 2012, 8:00 pm, Radio Play, written and directed by Brett Billings ’12, Williams Center for the Arts.
Sat., 25 Feb. 2012, “Writing and Spiritual Autobiographies,” a workshop led by Enuma Okoro, time and place TBA. Sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.
11 April 2012, 4:10 pm, Q&A session with Matthew Dickman, poet and judge of the Macknight Black poetry competition, Marlo Room, Farinon College Center.
11 April 2012, 7:00 pm, Reading by Matthew Dickman, poet and judge of the MacKnight Black poetry competition, Williams Center for the Arts main stage. Mr. Dickman will be preceded at the lectern by the winners of the competition.
Tues., 17 April 2012, 4:10 pm, Jean Corrie Poetry Reading and Ice Cream Social, featuring student winners of the Jean Corrie Poetry Contest and the contest judge, Joe Weil, a poet and musician who teaches creative writing at Binghamton University; Marlo Room, Farinon College Center.
Fri., 4 May 2012, 7:30 pm, An evening of student musical theater performances presented under the auspices of the College Theater, Black Box theater, Williams Center for the Arts (free, ticket not required).
Sun., 6 May 2012, 7:30 pm, An evening of student acting performances presented under the auspices of the College Theater, Black Box theater, Williams Center for the Arts (free, ticket not required).