Fall 2014 Calendar of Events

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

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

September 18, 2014 4:30 PM  – 5:30 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

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.

Brock is also the author of Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam (Crown, 2008), an account of the improbable career of John Brinkley, the most successful quack in U.S. history, and Indiana Gothic (Doubleday/Nan Talese). His work has appeared in GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Talk, The New Yorker, London Independent, Life, People, and the London Sunday Times Magazine.

Brock received his BA from Harvard University and his MFA from New York University School of the Arts.  He is currently on the faculty of the MFA Program in Writing at the University of Nebraska.

Brock's lecture will be followed by a reception in the Visual Arts Center "Fishbowl."

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Book reading and signing by Rabbi Simeon Maslin

Book reading and signing by Rabbi Simeon Maslin

September 28, 2014 4:00 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 Sunday afternoon, September 28, in Moulton Union’s Lancaster Lounge. This debut novel, set largely in Maine, has been described by Kirkus Reviews as comparable to Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks and John Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga. Maslin is a resident of both Harpswell and Philadelphia and has served as rabbi for High Holy Day services at Bowdoin College for the past fourteen years. His novel opens and closes in Vilnius, Lithuania, but much of the action takes place around Brunswick, mid-coast Maine and Bowdoin College. We follow the protagonist, Justin Ross, from his birth in Boston, through his academic career at Harvard and the University of Chicago, to Harpswell where he comes under the influence of his wealthy, profligate Uncle Sol and falls in love with the beautiful but forbidden Marie Beaulieu from Presque Isle. From the Kirkus Review: Like Chaim Potok and Philip Roth before him, Maslin – himself a rabbi – focuses on the lives of 20th-century American Jews…. His book is fueled by human relationships, and there’s an intimacy and tenderness in his treatment of his characters…. Rabbi Maslin has served as the president of the Central Conference of American Rabbi and as president of both the Chicago and Philadelphia Boards of Rabbis. He has also served congregations in Curacao, South Africa and Australia. During the summer months, he leads a Torah study group each Saturday morning in Bowdoin’s Kanbar Hall. All are welcome to the reading and discussion in Lancaster Lounge.

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Damnationland 2014: Six Short Horror Films by Maine Filmmakers

Damnationland 2014: Six Short Horror Films by Maine Filmmakers

October 2, 2014 7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Damnationland 2014 presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories.

Now in it's fifth year, the Damnationland 2014 program will feature world premieres of six short films produced in Maine by Mainers especially for the Halloween season.

These are dark, surreal, and fantastic pieces, and they offer film fans an excellent sampling of the talent producing independent film in Maine today.

See more at www.damnationland.com.

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Professor Jeri DeBrohun, Roman poetry lecture

Professor Jeri DeBrohun, Roman poetry lecture

October 16, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

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

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

October 27, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

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The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere

November 8, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Memorial Hall, Wish Theater

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Family Film: Disney's "Frozen"

Family Film: Disney's "Frozen"

November 22, 2014 10:00 AM  – 12:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

Kids and kids-at-heart are invited for this special screening of the acclaimed Disney film "Frozen."

Free and open to the public. No tickets required. For more information, contact the Bowdoin Cinema Studies Program at 207-725-3552.

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Roundtable Discussion of the Animated Disney Film "Frozen"

Roundtable Discussion of the Animated Disney Film "Frozen"

December 1, 2014 7:45 PM  – 8:30 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Allison Cooper (Assistant Professor of Romance Languages), Jennifer Scanlon (Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Associate Dean for Faculty), and others discuss the acclaimed 2013 animated Disney film "Frozen."

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