Author Archives: Maile

Classical Studies Lecture Series: “War, What is it Good For in Homer’s Iliad and Four Receptions”


From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The Classical Studies Department welcomes Seth Schein, Professor
Emeritus of Comparative Literature at UC Davis, for the first lecture
of the semester: “War, What is it Good For in Homer’s Iliad and Four

All are welcome to come learn about the ancient world and one of
literature’s most influential texts!

Date: October 9th, 2014
Time: 4:15-5:15 PM
Place: Downey House 113


Disability Studies Lecture: Robert McRuer on “Queer/Crip Displacements: Disability, Austerity, and Resistance”

From Margot Weiss:

Join us for the first annual Disability Studies lecture! Robert McRuer will present from his book-in-progress, “Cripping Austerity,” which explores disability and sexuality in the context of contemporary political economies.

Robert McRuer, Professor of English, George Washington University, works at the intersection of queer and crip cultural studies. His books include Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability, The Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities, and the co-edited volume Sex and Disability.

Contact Margot Weiss (mdweiss[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) for more information on the lecture.

Date: October 2, 2014
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

“Not of This World” Exhibition


From Andrew Chatfield:

A ghost woman who searches for her husband, an immortal trapped in a
peasant’s body, and a wheel that spins prayers—East Asian cultures
offer artwork woven through with supernatural and mystical elements.
These encompass but a portion of the sensory, transcendental imagery
in “Not of This World.” Not only aesthetically pleasing, these
pieces reveal spiritual worlds filled with love, betrayal, and faith.
To inaugurate Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies,
students curated this exhibition of the most compelling artworks from
the collection. The divine, the uncanny, and the surreal all merge
into our lived reality in this selection of objects and images.
Uncover the hidden stories of East Asia’s religion and folklore to
discover a world not entirely of our own.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed: Saturday, October 18 through Tuesday, October 21; and Tuesday,
November 25 through Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Date: September 10, 2014 – December 5, 2014
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery (343
Washington Terrace)
Cost: Free