Fall 2014

David Hecht presents: "The Power of the Metaphor: Evolution, Economics, and The Selfish Gene"

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September 16, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

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Author Pope Brock: "Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow's Moon"

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September 18, 20144:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Author Pope Brock will speak on his current book project, Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow's Moon, which imagines what might happen on the moon in the mid-to-late 21st century if the schemes various governments, corporations, and obsessed individuals have for it all come true.

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Book reading and signing by Rabbi Simeon Maslin

September 28, 20144:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Bowdoin Hillel will host local author, Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin, the author of the recently published novel, Uncle Sol's Women, at a reception and reading on 9/28 in Lancaster Lounge at 4:00 pm.

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Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture Series (Film): Richard III (1995)

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October 2, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

The film, Richard III, is being presented in conjunction with Aaron Kitch's talk on October 9, "Looking for Richard: The Many Faces of Shakespeare's Stage Villain."

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Damnationland: Six Short Horror Films by Maine Filmmakers

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October 2, 20147:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

The Damnationland film series features six short horror films produced in Maine by Mainers... especially for the Halloween season.

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Ryan Cordell Lecture "Viral Texts and the Technologies of Authorship"

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October 6, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Ryan Cordell will draw on the Viral Texts project at Northeastern University to demonstrate how computational methods such as text mining, mapping, and network analysis can illuminate nineteenth-century systems of circulation, reprinting, and remediation systemically and at scale.

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Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture Series: "Looking for Richard: The Many Faces of Shakespeare's Stage Villain"

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October 9, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

How did Richard III, whose notorious defeat by the Earl of Richmond at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 initiated the Tudor dynasty, become a dramatic symbol of evil in Shakespeare's day and our own? Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department Aaron Kitch will present: "Looking for Richard: The Many Faces of Shakespear's Stage Villain" Shakespeare's play, Tragedy of Richard III

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Jeri DeBrohun, "Love's Allusions: Elegy and Intertextuality"

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October 16, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

Jeri DeBrohun is associate professor of classics at Brown University. An expert on gender in Latin poetry, her lecture on Roman elegiac love poetry will be of interest to students in Classics and other disciplines such as English and Romance Languages.

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Seth Schein: "'War, What is it Good For?' in Homer's Iliad and Four Receptions"

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October 20, 20144:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Seth Schein will explore the topic of war in the Iliad and the influence of Homer's works on twentieth-century poetry and music.

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Book Release Celebration - David Collings "Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change"

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October 22, 20144:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Join us for a reading and reception celebrating the release of Bowdoin Professor of English David Collings' new book, Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change, moderated by Collin Roesler, Associate Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science at Bowdoin.

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The Alfred E Golz Memorial Lecture: "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture" - Streamed LIVE

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October 23, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Professor Laurent Dubois's upcoming Golz lecture, "Democracy at the Roots: Understanding Haiti's Political Culture," explores three intertwined legacies of the Haitian Revolution on political thought and practice in the country.

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Prof. Sherry Roush, "Haunting Authors, Haunting Us: Writing What the Dead Speak"

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October 27, 20147:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

This talk presents parts from the forthcoming book "Speaking Spirits: Ventriloquizing the Dead in Renaissance Italy" which investigates the rhetorical power harnessed by Renaissance authors who feign "speaking" with the spirits of the dead in ghost stories, dream visions, and journeys to the afterlife.

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"The Gods of Times Square," with Documentary Filmmaker Richard Sandler

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November 3, 20147:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Druckenmiller Hall, Cleaveland 151

Screening and discussion with cinematographer Richard Sandler, whose film "The Gods of Times Square" records a time in New York's history when the place most identified with free speech and the soul of New York changed from a democratic, interracial common ground to a corporate-controlled, soulless theme park.

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The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

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November 8, 20147:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

Moliere's last, and funniest play

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3rd Digital Computational Studies Initiative Hackathon

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November 12, 20145:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Room 304 (North)

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Abigail Killeen presents: "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought"

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November 18, 201412:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

Abigail Killeen, Assistant Professor of Theater speaks on "Words Made Flesh: How the Art of the Theater Serves the Liberal Arts by Embodying Thought."

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'Nowhere to Call Home' : Film Screening with Filmmaker Jocelyn Ford

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November 18, 20147:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Edwards Arts Center, Room 115 [Digital Media Lab]

"Nowhere to Call home" is a film by Jocelyn Ford that addresses women's rights in Tibet, Chinese nationalism, and the unanticipated interplay between the two. A 9:00pm panel discussion will follow the 7:00pm film screening.

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A Reading by Poet David Roderick

November 18, 20147:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Quinby House, Living Room

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Reception: Book Launch Celebration with Jill Smith and Margaret Boyle

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November 19, 20144:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Join Jill S. Smith, associate professor of German and Margaret Boyle, assistant professor of Romance Languages as they celebrate the publication of their books. Light refreshments will be served.

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'Frozen' : Bowdoin Premieres Disney's Family-Favorite Film

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November 22, 201410:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Join us for this special screening of the acclaimed Disney film, 'Frozen'.

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Roundtable Discussion of the Animated Disney Film "Frozen"

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December 1, 20146:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Bowdoin professors discuss the acclaimed animated film hit "Frozen."

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'Coffee Smuggler': Book Signing and Discussion with author David Holman

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December 18, 201412:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Learn the early history of coffee from its origins in Yemen and Ethiopia to its dramatic introduction to the Americas by Gabriel de Clieu in 1723 from Coffee Smuggler author and Bowdoin employee Dave Holman. Question and answer session to follow. Books will be on sale and the author will be signing books after the talk.

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An evening discussion with Jill Abramson, Former Executive Editor, "The New York Times"

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February 4, 20157:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater

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Sherryl Vint: To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction in a Global Perspective

February 5, 20157:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge

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Bowdoin Friends Book Lecture

February 17, 20157:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

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