American Studies Open House

From Amanda Distler ’15


Come meet people who do what they love and love what they do and learn about a Wesleyan department that is more than just a major, it’s a way of life! We look forward to meeting you there!


What: FREE LUNCH!!!!!!!

Where: CAMS 1 & 2 (that yellow house by 41 Wyllys)

When: THURSDAY @ noon

Who: Majors, Prospective Majors, Interested Friends



Exquisite Corpse Show Opening

From Sophia Jennings ’16:

This weekend Method Magazine‘s joint gallery show with Columbia comes to Zilkha. The show is the culmination of a month-long Exquisite Corpse project made between pairs of Wesleyan and Columbia Students.

40 artists. 1 month. 20 pieces.

Stop by to check out a month’s worth of visual, audio, literary, and video work by Sophie Becker, Lauren Burke, Margaret Curtis, Brandan Eng, Angela Goldberg, Gabe Gordon, Rachel Kaly, Jimmy O’Keeffe, Sam Oriach, Marianna Illagan, Alayne Lynch, Angus Macdonald, Rick Manayan, Nick Martino, Elijah Stevens, Virgil Taylor, Cat Walsh, Saarim Zaman, Amy Zhang, Ben Zucker, Jianna Xiong

+ works by other Method Magazine contributing artists

Come for the refreshments. Come for the photobooth. Stay for the beautiful people and art.

Where: Zilkha South Gallery

When: Friday, October 31, 5-7pm

      Show will run through Sunday, November 2


Film Series: Young Frankenstein

1974. USA. Dir: Mel Brooks. With Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn. 106 min.


A descendant of Dr. Frankenstein (that’s “Frahnk-en-steen,” thank you) gets more than he bargained for when he inherits great-grandpa’s Transylvanian castle – and the urge to reanimate dead tissue along with it. Brooks’s spoofery somehow manages both affection and irreverence while injecting its source material with sex, silliness, and a little soft-shoe too.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Sheila Heti Reads at Russell House

From Rachel Warner ’14:

Sheila Heti will read from her new work on Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT. Earlier that day, at 4:15 p.m., Sheila Heti will hold a Q&A session in Allbritton 311.

Sheila Heti is the author of five books, including the unclassifiable How Should a Person Be?, named a best book of the year by The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Salon; the collection The Middle Stories; the novel Ticknor; and The Chairs Are Where the People Go, written with Misha Glouberman, one of The New Yorker’s best books of 2011. She was Interviews Editor at The Believer for a number of years and has also written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, n+1, McSweeney’s, Harper’s, and The Paris Review. Her newest book is the co-edited collection Women in Clothes.

For more information, please call (860) 685-3448 or visit Writing at Wes on Facebook.

Date: Today!
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Russell House

SEXY HALLOWEEN PARTY // MFDP & Swipe Right // ???


If you aren’t at Alpha Delt on Halloween you aren’t doing yourself any favors. MFDP and Swipe Right will be playing some loud rock and roll, and if y’all stick around afterwards you’ll be treated to the musical stylings of DJ Schoolboy Jew. Costumes required.

*** MFDP ***
A capital-R Rock Band engineered to make you dance. Guitars won’t be the only thing turnt up.

*** Swipe Right ***
Indie rockers serving up groovy originals and slick covers. Look for them on Tinder.

*** DJ Schoolboy Jew ***
What she order, Sam Shillét?

Date: Friday, October 31th
Time: 11PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi Society, 185 High St

Russell House Open Mic

FINALOPENMICNIGHT2015The English Majors’ Committee invites you to their annual Open Mic! This Friday, October 31st at 6 PM, Professor Lisa Cohen will read from her recent book All We Know: Three Lives. Hilton Als wanted to tell the world to read it minutes after he finished it, and you have the chance to hear it read to you this Friday. After Professor Cohen’s reading, the Russell House podium will be open to students. All are welcome to read, play music, or perform in any capacity. If you want to sign up to read, you can do so right here. There will be food, food for thought, and a good time to be had by all.

Date: 10/31
Time: 6 PM
Place: Russell House

Write-In: Halloween Costumes

Halloween’s coming around this weekend (in like, three days) and everyone’s gearing up for a good time.

Whether you’ve got your superhero costume all set, or you’re just going as a disgruntled/reclusive college student, we want to hear from you.

Have you been piecing together your costume for the past couple weeks? Did you just order it on Amazon Prime yesterday? Are you going as sexy ebola this year? Let us know. Show off your spooky style! your eerie ensemble! your ghostly garb! It’s your time to shine.

C’mon, where my witches at?


Leila Buck—“Hkeelee (Talk to Me)”

buck_eventFrom CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

“Hkeelee (Talk to Me)” is a personal and political exploration of family, memory, and what it means to be(come) American. Attempting to move her Lebanese grandmother into an assisted living facility in Washington, writer and solo performer Leila Buck ’99 unpacks a suitcase of belongings, along with unpredictable waves of memories and stories.

Moving between her grandmother and herself, each character struggling to understand what it is she must remember, Ms. Buck invites the audience to participate in her struggle to piece together the remnants of her history, and with it their own.

Weaving traditional storytelling with direct audience participation, “Hkeelee” is an interactive exploration of what we hold onto and what we let go, and how those choices come to shape who we are. This event is part of “Muslim Women’s Voices at Wesleyan.”

Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: CFA Hall

FILM SCREENING: Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Major Present “Precious Knowledge”

From Emma Kemler ’15:

The Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Majors’ Committee Presents the Screening of: Precious Knowledge, a PBS documentary about Mexican-American studies and the fight for educational equity and justice in the U.S.

**Homemade snacks will be provided**

This is a great opportunity to meet HISP majors and chat about common interests.

Date: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
Time: 7PM
Place: PAC 004