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Waterville, ME 04901 United States

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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…


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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