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February 2020

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Immoral Panics: Black Queer Aesthetics and the Construction of Risk

Tue, February 11th, 2020
4:15 pm
- 5:30 pm
Griffin Hall
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Jamal Batts examines aesthetic theory and the speculative history of racialized moral panic concerning HIV/AIDS. He looks to constructions of risk and risk-taking found in the work of black queer writers, filmmakers, and painters.

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Poetry, Activism, & Ecological Futures: Brenda Shaughnessy + The FANG Collective (2/25)

Tue, February 25th, 2020
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm
Griffin Hall
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Poet Brenda Shaughnessy (author of THE OCTOPUS MUSEUM, 2019) presents work in conversation with a member of the FANG Collective, which leads direct action campaigns for environmental justice. Presentations on 2/25, workshops on 2/26.

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March 2020

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Saidiya Hartman, “Wayward Lives,” Public Reading & Talk

Tue, March 10th, 2020
4:15 pm
- 6:00 pm
Griffin Hall
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Saidiya Hartman, 2019 MacArthur Fellow, Professor of English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University, will be reading from and discussing her book, Wayward Lives. Beautifully written and deeply researched, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. In wrestling with the question of what…

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“Wine and Olive Oil from Farm to Table”

Tue, March 17th, 2020
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
Griffin Hall
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Caroline Cheung, Assistant Professor of Classics at Princeton University, will discuss her work.

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April 2020

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Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster on U.S. Grand Strategy

Mon, April 6th, 2020
7:00 pm
- 8:30 pm
Griffin Hall
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Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster (US Army retired) will speak on U.S. Grand Strategy: challenges and solutions as part of his nationwide book tour. With the release of his new title Battlegrounds, General McMaster will be outlining his major arguments and taking questions and reactions from the Williams College community. General McMaster will be available for book signing prior to his…

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