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Spring 2006

Friday, January 27

Aviva Briefel, Assistant Professor English

Professor Briefel to present the Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture "What Some Ghosts Don't Know: The Horror Film and Its Secrets." Briefel received her B.A. from Brown University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. She specializes in Victorian literature and culture, as well as in film—specifically, in the cinematic genres of horror and melodrama.

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, February 10

Dr. Charles Johnson, Short story writer and Cartoonist | Listen to this podcast

National Book Award winner Charles Johnson is a storyteller who ingeniously braids history, philosophy, and imagination in making post-modern fiction. A philosopher, literary critic, cartoonist, essayist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter, his books include Middle Passage, Dreamer and Dr. King’s Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories.

Co-sponsored by the African American Society

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, February 24

Salman Rushdie, Author

Salman Rushdie is one of the most successful, controversial novelists of his generation. Rushdie’s most famous work includes Midnight's Children and The Satanic Verses. His most recent novel, Shalimar the Clown, has just been published offering the world another literary masterpiece.

Location: Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall

Friday, March 31

Dick Pound, The Man Behind the Olympics.

Dick Pound has been one of the most influential members of the powerful International Olympic Committee, and is currently the Chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Under Pound's leadership, the IOC has grown into one of the richest sports organizations in the world.

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, April 14

Jason DeParle, Reporter for The New York Times and Author

Jason DeParle is a senior writer at The New York Times and the author of American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare. A graduate of Duke University, DeParle won a George Polk Award in 1999 for his reporting on the welfare system and was a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Friday, April 28

Student Jazz and Chamber Ensemble Concert

Performed by students in Bowdoin’s Music Department.

Location: Tillotson Room, Gibson Hall