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The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy

Looking for some cathartic and/or mimetic fun? Sewon Kang ’14 has just the ticket:

Come see Rinde Eckert’s Fall Faculty Theater Production The Last Days
of the Old Wild Boy!

The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy is about a man raised by wolves who finds himself toward the end of his life at the top of the food chain. Powerful and erudite, he longs for a return to the wildness of the
wolf he was–but how does one recover one’s original, less conditioned or acculturated self? What is gained in the effort? What is lost in translation? The Grammy Award-winning musician, writer, composer, librettist, and director will perform the world premiere of a new work developed during his residency at Wesleyan.

Sivan Battat ’15
Christine Treuhold ’13
Audrey Kiely ’13
Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14
Jiovani Robles ’13
Mikhail Firer ’13
Matthew Krakaur ’14
Solomon Billinkoff ’14

Assistant Director: Claire Whitehouse ’14
Stage Manager: Amanda Sonnenschein ’14
Dramaturge: Natalie Sacks ’14

Hwen: Thursday, Nov. 15 @ 8pm, Friday, Nov. 16 @ 8pm, Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 2pm & 8pm
Hwere: CFA Theater
Cost: $4

Apply for Queer Resource Center Internship

Come sail away on the internship with Michael Leung ’15:

Please consider applying for this paid internship position for the calendar year of 2013. The application deadline for this position is November 18, 2012. The application form and more information about the position can be found here.

The QRC Intern is responsible for being a resource for and maintaining communication with the various LGBTQQ organizations and groups on campus, as well as with LGBTQQ allies among alumni, faculty, and administration. The intern also maintain the Queer Resource Center and organize monthly Queer Community Meetings and other campus-wide social and educational programs. The intern typically has an interest in multi-political organizing–recognizing the complex interconnections among issues of sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, ableism, etc., aiming to build bridges between the various multicultural communities on campus. The QRC Intern is a member of the Student Affairs Intern Team.

Deadline: November 18th, 2012
Apply: Here

Second Stage Presents: A Behanding in Spokane

Kirby Sokolow ’14 is directing a play and would be delighted if you were to come and see it:

Come see A Behanding in Spokane! Written by Martin McDonagh Directed by Kirby Sokolow ’14.

After searching the black market for his missing left hand for the past 27 years, Carmichael stumbles upon two drug dealers with a hand
to sell. Throw in a bitter hotel clerk and a hysterical old lady and things start to get crazy.

Tickets will be sold at the box office. All tickets are free but get them early to make sure you have a seat!

Time: 8:00-9:30pm
Date: Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Zilch

Pyxis Call for Submissions: “Bodies”

Pyxis, Wesleyan’s only interdisciplinary humanities journal, has a pretty sweet compendium of corporeal lexicon for your perusal. It also wants you to submit your academic writing related to their theme of BODIES.

Bodies. We all have one. Or do we? What is a body?

Body: (n) The complete physical form of a person or animal; the assemblage of parts, organs, and tissues that constitutes the whole material organism.

Body: (v) To give form, shape, or physical presence to; to embody.

While these are two definitions of “body,” the body, as a concept, has many more connotations. Scholars, for example, have discussed the ways in which the body figures into politics, religion, philosophy (e.g., mind/body dualism), performance, visual art, and science. Pyxis, a new undergraduate journal for the humanities, is interested in seeing how different disciplines and approaches in the humanities have defined, criticized and challenged the notion and interpretations of bodies.

FGSS Symposium: “Women and the Politics of Gender: Election 2012”

Who will win the “War on Women“? Jennifer Enxuto, broadcasting live from the FGSS office, would love for you to come and find out!

Please join us on Friday, October 5, 1:30 pm – 4:30pm for the FGSS 2012 Annual Symposium “Women and the Politics of Gender: Election 2012,” to be held in Allbritton 311.

Panelists will include:

Maryann Barakso, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and President, Women and Politics Research Section, American Political Science Association and author of Governing NOW: Grassroots Activism in The National Organization For Women, as well as articles on health care reform, social movements, and civic engagement.

Stethoscope Press: Deadline Extension

Stethoscope Press would like all aspiring novelists, playwrights, and literary draughtsmen  to be aware of the extended deadline. Submission are now due Friday, October 5th at 11:59 pm. For those of you who don’t even know what Stethoscope is all about, Pierce Gelly ’13 is happy to explain:

We are Wesleyan’s only student-run press. We publish books by individual student writers, who work one-on-one with our editors all year. We will help take you from idea to creative work to layout to published book. If selected, you will meet fortnightly with your editor to work on your project. The final book will be thirty to fifty pages, beautifully designed, and adorned with a handsome letterpress cover. To submit, please send the following to stethoscopepress(at)gmail(dot)com:

  • A project proposal of one or two paragraphs explaining your idea for your book as well as your interest in publishing a long-format work. Any and all genres accepted.
  • A sample of your previous work. This should be about five pages and in the genre in which you plan to write your book.
  •  Our submission deadline is Sunday, September 30th FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th, so do not delay!

For more information, see Stethoscope’s first call for submissions.

Where the Wild Things Are: Free Screening

For those of you who find today’s weather too dour to spend time seeing any movie at least partially devoted to rain, Em Trambert ’14 brings another movie event to our attention:

Wesleyan Students invite Traverse Square Families to a free (hopefully) outdoor screening of Where the Wild Things Are!
We will be providing popcorn and cotton candy for free, so come and bring your friends!!

Date: September 28, 2012 (Today!!!!)
Time: 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Place: High/Low Rise Courtyard (or Exley 150 in case because of rain)
Cost: Childhood memories (free)