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Bowdoin senior Parker Lemal'Brown's short play, "Gesundheit," has been selected for the upcoming Maine Playwrights Festival. After reading the 60-odd submissions this year, the festival committee selected five to be produced at the Portland Stage Company April 26 through May 5.

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"The Poetic Afterlife of Roman Sicily" with Sarah Spence

February 19, 20184:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

The island of Sicily played a significant role in the imagination of poets from Latin Antiquity to the Renaissance, a role often at odds with both the material realities of the day and the literal levels of the poets’ own works. This talk will focus on Dante's poetic deployment of ancient Latin myths about Sicily in Purgatorio, with the aim of exploring Sicily's status within the postclassical literary tradition.

Sarah Spence is editor in chief of Speculum, the journal of the Medieval Academy of America. Previously she taught at the University of Georgia as Distinguished Research Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature. She has published widely on ancient Latin and medieval literature.

Sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Mellon Initiative in Mediterranean Studies.

Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Looking Out, Looking Within" Jake Milgram Wien Discusses Rockwell Kent's 'A Young Sailor'

February 20, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Jake Milgram Wien, independent scholar and curator, discusses Rockwell Kent’s pivotal painting A Young Sailor, ca. 1914–17, within its biographical, art historical, and philosophical contexts.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Looking Anew: Art and Estrangement, 1900–2000 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Free and open to the public.

Image: A Young Sailor, ca. 1914–1917, oil on canvas, by Rockwell Kent, American, 1882–1971.

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Exhibit Talk: The Art of Color with painter and printmaker Mary Hart

February 23, 201812:00 PM – 1:00 PM
HL Second Floor Gallery

Join Maine painter and printmaker Mary Hart for a discussion about color in her artistic practice and teaching. Part of the Library's exhibit talk series for the Spring 2018 On A Different Wavelength: A Celebration of Color in Books exhibition.

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"Drawing In Dialogue with Politics and Literature" with Meryem Belkaid and Daniel Rechtschaffen '18

February 27, 20184:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Museum of Art, Northend Gallery

Meryem Belkaid, assistant professor of Romance languages and literatures Daniel Rechtschaffen ’18, student curator of the exhibition, discuss French caricatures, illustrations, and drawings by writers from the Artine Artinian collection.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Where the Artist's Hand Meets the Author's Pen: Drawings from the Artine Artinian Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

 

Free and open to the public.

Image: Jean Baptiste Gustave Planche (from Panthéon Charivarique), 1838, pen and graphite, by Benjamin (Joseph Germain Mathieu Roubaud), French, 1811-1847. Bowdoin College, Artine Artinian Collection.

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Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa; Book Launch and Discussion with Scott MacEachern

March 1, 20184:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Nixon Lounge

Join us for the second of three book launches hosted by the Library this spring!

Scott MacEachern, professor of anthropology, will discuss his new book, Searching for Boko Haram: A History of Violence in Central Africa.

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

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Film: Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"

March 1, 20186:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Rimas Tuminas' reimagining of Anton Chekhov's tale about broken illusions and dashed hopes is freed from its traditional trappings, leaving behind a battlefield for passions and colliding ambitions. 

We are given an empty space from which life has departed, a theatre space with grey slips, a plaster of Paris lion – a symbol of Petersburg, perhaps the ancestor who built the house came from there, a workbench made out of rough boards, an old sofa, several chairs of different colors. 

This "Uncle Vanya" is about what Chekhov’s characters think and what they admit to only at moments of emotional turmoil. They are at times tongue-tied or overly brutal, but their revelations break out of them fervently, desperately, just as a man breaks out of a stuffy room into the open air. 

A Golden Mask Winner for Best Drama, featuring the inimitable Sergey Makovetskiy as Voynitsky.

Performed by the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia, presented by Stage Russia.

Theatrical trailer: https://www.stagerussia.com/uncle-vanya

In Russian with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Department of Russian, with the generous support of a loyal Bowdoin family.

Free and open to the public.

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Audubon 'Birds of America' Page-Turning with University of New England Professor Noah Perlut

March 2, 201812:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Special Collections

Join Special Collections & Archives staff for the monthly page-turning of Audubon's beautiful and majestic double-elephant folio Birds of America.

Noah Perlut, professor at the University of New England, is this month's guest speaker.

The page-turning takes place in the Special Collections & Archives Reading Room located on the third floor of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library on the first Friday of the month.

Come engage with this incredible book and take home a keepsake bird-of-the-month button!


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