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Classical Studies Open House

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Alex Ray ’13 submits an event because the Classical Studies department doesn’t know how:

The Classical Studies Department invites you to attend our Open House tomorrow! The department offers majors in Classics and Classical Civilization, both guaranteed to make your parents hate you. Come and hear about new course offerings, study abroad opportunities, summer study, archaeological fieldwork, and M?tis, Wesleyan’s undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies.

Lunch will be provided.

Date: Today, November 8
Time: 12 pm
Place: Downey House lounge
Cost: Free

Amy Hollywood’s lecture: Apophasis and Ecstasy, at the Limits of Gender

From Anonymous ’13:

Christian women write, and they write about religion. This might seem unexceptional, yet the fact that women have written over the course of
the history of Christianity is surprising given the restrictions on women’s education and religious authority that emerge as early as the 1st century and continue to play a role in Christianity today. As if to harness the possibilities engendered by women’s writing, modern scholarship repeatedly describes women’s theological production as differing in significant ways from men’s. Why? What’s at stake in insisting on these differences? And how do texts by medieval women, particularly those of the thirteenth century Dutch-speaking beguine, Hadewijch, both exemplify and resist such categorizations?

Date: Thursday, November 8
Time:  4:15-5:15
Place: Downey 113

Sign Up for Creative Writing Open Mic Night

A neat message from Kat Lynch ’13 says the following:

This Friday from 7:00-9:00ish there will be an open mic night at Downey House and we want YOU to sign up! More information to follow on the event (spoiler alert: Dr. Martin is headlining, free cookies are involved), but if you’re interested in reading, please follow the link below and put your name down. You can read any original writing – poetry, creative non-fiction, excerpt from your next great novel…anything.

Time slots are for five minutes, and you can sign up for one or two consecutive slots. If you can’t commit in advance, you can come early to the event to sign up. But why not just do it now?!

What: Creative Writing Open Mic
When: Friday Oct. 26, 7 – 9ish PM
Where: Downey House, located at the corner of High and Court
Sign Up Sheet: click here

Classical Studies Open House

Free food! Free Socrates! Free Earl! From Ellie Damaskos ’12:

Sophomores and Freshmen: Interested in hearing about how studying the ancient world can help set you on a modern career path? Come to the Classical Studies Open House! For prospective and current Classical Civilization and Classics majors.

Hosted by the Department of Classical Studies.

Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 12:00 pm
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200)
Free: Lunch

Ethan Kleinberg on Jacques Derrida

The “In Theory” lecture concludes with Ethan Kleinberg’s discussion of Derrida tomorrow (Wednesday). Be sure to get your Derrieres to Derridowney House at 4:15:

In the last installment of this semester’s “In Theory” lecture series, Professor Ethan Kleinberg (COL/History) will introduce the thought of deconstructive philosopher Jacques Derrida. After the lecture, there will be a reception in Downey Lounge.

For a Wikipedia-style Disambiguation of Derrida, click here (bottom left). For Michael Roth’s thoughts about the “In Theory” lecture series (and admirable mastery of the obvious puns involved), click here.

Date: Wednesday, December 7
Time: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Place: Downey House 113

CCIV 201 Presents: TROY

From Andrea Ruiz-Lopez ’13 comes this reminder that it’s almost December:

Sponsored by the Classical Studies Department.  Art and Archaeology of the Bronze Age Mediterranean(CCIV 201) is hosting a showing of Troy, followed by a discussion of the historicity of the movie and its portrayal of events.

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Place: 113 Downey House
Cost: ~~_|_~~

Experimental Philosophy with Felipe de Brigard

From that club that brought you Experimental Philosophy with Josh Knobe now comes Felipe de Brigard, a post-doc at Harvard who works in experimental philosophy and cognitive science. This Thursday, he will be presenting a talk entitled “Responsibility and the Principle of Alternative Future Possibilities.” The Principle of Alternative Possibilities states that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done otherwise.

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Downey 113
Cost: the endless and infinite psychological torture that may or may not accompany full knowledge of the alternative future possibilities of your daily moral choices.

How to Kill a Prisoner: The Poetics of Bondage in Ancient Greece


Anonymous ’13 writes in about a lecture lecture given by Marcus Folch of Columbia University, sponsored by the Classical Studies Department:

The ancient Greeks were the first peoples in Europe to invent a prison system. Marcus Folch will explore how and why the prison emerged in Greece (especially Athens), how it operated and altered the societies in which it evolved, and how ancient Greeks rationalized changing technologies of bondage within their legal systems, ideological frameworks, and literary and philosophical traditions.

Date: Thursday, November 10
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Place: Downey House Lounge (Room 200, 294 High Street)