"Critics and Criticism"
2012-2013 CLCE Theme - "Critics and Criticism"
This year's Wellesley Wednesdays theme is "Critics and Criticism." We construe this theme broadly, inviting the community to consider sponsoring lectures, events, and performances that foster critical reflection in any way. Qualifying proposals may include, for example, lectures by academic and professional critics in the arts and literature; performances by artists who challenge received forms, styles, and practices; or scholars and public intellectuals whose work opens new understandings on any interpretive theory or public policy. All constituencies of the College community are eligible to apply for Wellesley Wednesday funding. The principal criterion CLCE will use in evaluating applications is the applicant's case for why the proposed activity engages its audience in critical thought and reflection.
We have been pleased by the community's response to the Wellesley Wednesdays program last year, and we should be able to fund more of these events in 2012-2013. Wellesley Wednesday applications should be submitted for events that embody or express the annual theme and are scheduled during the Wednesday 12:30-2:00 community time. Qualified proposals can be funded up to a maximum of $5000.
We especially encourage applications for Fall 2012 events. The first CLCE application deadline is Monday, 17 September. A calendar of available Wellesley Wednesday dates is posted on the CLCE website for your convenience. Please consult it when preparing your application.