Jack Halberstam at Kenyon!

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Tonight at 7:30, gender and queer theorist Jack Halberstam will be giving a talk in the Community Foundation Theater in Gund Gallery! The lecture’s called “Trans* Bodies, Hapticality and Popular Culture.” It’s always interesting to learn about queer theory and gender, so if you have time, you should go!

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The Monday Catchup

I hope everyone had a warm weekend, mourning the loss of syllabus week, getting ready to re-familiarize with Olin and Moodle. Here is what people thought about the warm weather:

“For all you Californians, NO this is NOT what real winter looks like.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed frolicking in the weather and avoiding all my responsibilities!”

There you have it. Here’s what’s coming up in the foreseeable future:

  • A lecture by Ambassador James Pardew on “War and Diplomacy in the Balkans 1995-2008.” Community Foundation Theater. Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
  • A discussion with Robert A. Oden, Jr. Professor of Biology Joan Slonczewski, and Professor of Spanish Clara Román-Odio on Community-Engaged Learning. Olin Auditorium. Thursday at 11:10 AM.
  • “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. Bolton Theater. Thursday at 8:00 PM. Friday at 8:00 Pm. Saturday at 8:00 PM.

Do it tonight: Free Deli Dinner & “The Role of the Jewish American Deli in Pop Culture”

Turns out it was the matzoh ball soup, not Harry, that drove Sally so wild in that diner.

Turns out it was the matzoh ball soup, not Harry, that drove Sally so wild in that diner.

The description of this event on Kenyon’s calendar begins “In New York and other cities, the Jewish deli was a gathering place on par with the synagogue, a place where the overstuffed sandwiches — ” and it went on after that but I stopped at “overstuffed sandwiches” because oh my God, overstuffed sandwiches. Bagels with lox. Gefilte fish. Kreplach. Hamantaschen. I miss New York.

The lecture, hosted by Ted Merwin of Dickinson College, will discuss Jewish deli in society “from Aaron Lebedeff’s signature song, “Rumania, Rumania,” to John Belushi’s classic “Samurai Deli” sketch on Saturday Night Live, to Rob Reiner’s take-off of Woody Allen films.” Between the nosh and the pop culture references, this is one you can’t miss.

  • What: Free food and discussion about the role of Jewish American deli in pop culture
  • Where: Cheever Room, Finn House
  • When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Four-Minute Lecture: Professor Jensen

(via Kenyon.edu)

Welcome to Four-Minute Lectures.  All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds.  They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

This week, we bring you Professor Pamela K. Jensen of the political science department.   Her lecture is entitled “The Little Man v. The Last Man.” We can’t fault Professor Jensen for going over the time limit — it’s too good.

Check out the lecture after the jump.


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Four-Minute Lecture: Professor Rhodes

Prof. Royal Rhodes (via Kenyon.edu)

Welcome to our newest feature, Four-Minute Lectures.  All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds.  They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

This week, we bring you Professor Royal Rhodes of the religious studies department.   His lecture is entitled “Borderlands in Religious Piety.”

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Four-Minute Lecture: Professor Shutt

Prof. Timothy Shutt (via Scholarlysojourns.com)

Welcome to our newest feature, Four-Minute Lectures.  All semester, we will be bringing in professors you know and love to deliver Four-Minute micro-lectures for the betterment of our minds.  They will encompass a wide variety of topics and departments.

For our first Four-Minute Lecture, we are tackling the IPHS Department, and its chair, Professor Timothy Shutt.  We will let the video speak for itself.

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