From Sarah-Jane Ripa ’02:
Did you know that Wesleyan offers a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies? Graduate Liberal Studies is an open enrollment program, running courses in summer, fall, and spring. Students can register for courses in any term, or apply as a degree candidate for the following semester.
GLS faculty is comprised of Wesleyan’s outstanding professors as well as fantastic GLS-only visiting instructors, like NatureServe zoologist Geoff Hammerson and author (and WesAlum) Rachel Basch ’80. With a flexible schedule and the opportunity to pursue independent study, highly motivated students can earn their degree in two years or less. If you would like to learn more, but are unable to attend the information session, email masters[at]wesleyan[dot]edu, call 860-685-3345, or visit the masters website here.
Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 12:15 – 1 PM
Place: 74 Wyllys Ave.
Join the Graduate Liberal Studies community for a special event celebrating the humanities. The event features MALS candidates Michael Felberbaum and Tom DeBeauchamp reading from their final projects in pursuit of their MALS degrees. After a short intermission, Matthew Bennett will give a talk from his MPhil thesis, “A Commentary on David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp.”
“Asterios Polyp” is a multivalent that requires multiple readings to fully understand the richness and complexity of David Mazzucchelli’s masterpiece. This commentary seeks to create a method and apparatus for reading Asterios Polyp. It offers a way of reading, a method; it also offers essays which facilitate an understanding of the novel; and it offers interpretations and analyses. On one level, it appeals to the reader in us, desperate for a way to come to grips with a work which by its very nature defies traditionally held beliefs about comics and what constitutes a novel. On another level, it serves as a way for teachers and students to gain insight and knowledge of the text through a deeper understanding of the content and context of the novel.
Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 113