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November 2017

Origins: Order vs. Chaos with Chris Gavaler

Tue. Nov 21

Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College

This lecture, “Origins of Superheroes” by Chris Gavaler, traces the conceptual etymology of “Superman,” drawing connections to eugenics, Darwin, 19th-century hero philosophy, the American revolution, and contemporary politics. Gavaler is an assistant professor of English at Washington and Lee University. He has published  two non-fiction studies, On the Origin of Superheroes: from the Big Bang to Action Comics No. 1 (Iowa 2015) and Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), and two novels, Pretend…

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Origins: Order vs. Chaos with Elena Aronova

Tue. Nov 28

Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College

Join Elena Aronova at Colby College for a free lecture! Aronoca is working on the history of environmental and evolutionary sciences in the 20th century. Her lecture examines the role of the 17th-century Scientific Revolution (as well as generic scientific revolutions) as a master narrative in the history of science (from George Sarton to Thomas…

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Beasts of the Southern Wild Film Screening

Wed. Nov 29

Room1, Olin Science Center, Colby College

Join Colby College for an evening film screening, Beats of the Southern Wild! Six-year-old Hushpuppy lives with her father, Wink, in a remote Delta community. Wink is a stern taskmaster but he is preparing his young daughter for the end of the world. When Wink falls mysteriously ill, nature seems to fall ill with him.…

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December 2017

The Annotated Taming: Or Out of the Saddle, Into the Dirt

Fri. Dec 1

Strider Theater, Runnals Building, Colby College

An Adaptation Created By Toby Bercovici Based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The story of Katherina Minola, a fiercely independent young woman held in captivity by her father and then sold into marriage to the highest bidder. Her husband Petruchio recognizes her brilliance, and, in his words, the “two raging fires meet…

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The Annotated Taming: Or Out of the Saddle, Into the Dirt

Sat. Dec 2

Strider Theater, Runnals Building, Colby College

An Adaptation Created By Toby Bercovici Based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The story of Katherina Minola, a fiercely independent young woman held in captivity by her father and then sold into marriage to the highest bidder. Her husband Petruchio recognizes her brilliance, and, in his words, the “two raging fires meet…

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The Annotated Taming: Or Out of the Saddle, Into the Dirt

Sat. Dec 2

Strider Theater, Runnals Building, Colby College

An Adaptation Created By Toby Bercovici Based on William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. The story of Katherina Minola, a fiercely independent young woman held in captivity by her father and then sold into marriage to the highest bidder. Her husband Petruchio recognizes her brilliance, and, in his words, the “two raging fires meet…

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