“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust
What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?
In collaboration with Diversity University and Gibson Guitars, Raechel Rosen ’15 and JJ Mitchell ’15 invite you to plan The Wesleyan Humanity Festival:
Inspired by the intellectual musings of Professor Dar Williams, the Wesleyan Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism, and social divisions.
The festival will take place this April and intends to bring all members of the Wesleyan and greater Middletown community together through music, art, and spoken word poetry. The festival will encourage dialogue about—and action against—the existing class, racial, and social rifts that exist within the community. The Wesleyan Humanity Festival will bring passionate, politically aware, and socially conscious artists who have united audiences in the face of difference. The festival will include both performance and direct dialogue. Through this day, we hope to inspire an open attitude and to continue the growing movement towards understanding how to create an inclusive community.
Tess Jonas ’15, Hana Elion ’15, and Dominique Moore ’14 bring you a stellar opportunity to talk about vaginas (and other things):
Come see this year’s production of Eve Ensler’s VAGINA MONOLOGUES, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of V-day, Ensler’s global movement to raise awareness about violence against women.
Thursday February 14
Friday February 15
Saturday February 16
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Tickets $5 in the Box Office. All proceeds will be donated to the Middlesex County Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls.
The indefatigable Ari Rudess ’15 writes in with a great blogging opportunity for all you food lovers out there (and we all know that every Wesleyan student fits under this category so yeah, do this):
Interested in working for Wesleyan and Middletown food blog WesStuffed? Come to our info session this Wednesday and learn about how you can become involved. It will be short. We promise!
Date: Wednesday, February 13th
Place: 41 Wyllys Ave Room 114
Cost: Nothing, bro.
President Barack Obama U ’15, HON ’08 is giving his State of the Union address in PAC 004 tonight! Joel Hochman ’13 can score you tix:
Come trudge through the snow to PAC 004 to join us for a screening ofthe State of the Union! Snacks provided!
Date: Tonight, February 12
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Place: PAC 004
Have you ever thought about the ways in which gender works in our world? What about in fantasy worlds? Join us for an informal conversation on the role of gender, feminism, and the digital age in adventure and fantasy novels from the 19th century to today.
This event is part of Alice in Wonderland Week at ADP and is funded by the Adelphic Educational Fund.
Date: Today, Tues Feb 12th
Place: Alpha Delta Phi
From the angelic Maeve Russell ’14:
Need something for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? SHOFCO and Wesleyan’s a capella groups are teaming up for the ultimate gift: a live delivery of beautiful singers serenading your boo at ze’s door.
We’ll be selling these performances ($10 each) on Monday-Wednesday at lunch and dinner in Usdan. Then just wait and enjoy all the serenading that will happen on Valentine’s Day! Supply is extremely limited, so knowing your loved one’s campus address and having a vague idea of their Thursday whereabouts will be helpful!
Here’s the lineup:
NEW GROUP: Love On Top- Beyonce, Secret- Maroon 5, I Wanna Be Your Lover- Prince
Delivery @ 12am Thursday (midnight Wednesday)
NOTABLY SHARP: S&M- Rihanna, Time of the Season- The Zombies, This Love- Maroon 5
Delivery @ 12pm Thursday