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House and Home Conference

"Theories, Texts, Metaphors"


May 1-2, 2015
Location: GRH-237 Newhouse Lounge, GRH-235 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-240 Newhouse Conference Rm

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities will host an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in art, literature, film, and on stage. How does the physicality of a house—its architecture, spatial configuration and design, even the furniture within—intersect with the more intangible emotions, aspirations, and sense of ownership we associate with the place we call home?

Sessions begin on Friday, May 1 with a panel on Theory and Metaphor, 4:30-6:00 PM. Dinner follows the session, and the keynote address will begin at 8:00 PM. The keynote is also the 2014-2015 Wilson Lecture, hosted in cooperation with the Office of the President: Michael Ondaatje in Conversation with Pico Iyer.

Conference sessions continue on Saturday, and include the following:

9:30 AM-11:30 AM: Architecture/Interiors/Gender

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Emotions/Interiors

3:30 PM-5:30 PM: Leaving Home/Losing Home

Please see the Newhouse Center website for further details: www.newhouse-center.org.
 

The painting above is Agnes Abbot, House, 20th Century. Watercolor, 10 3/4” x 15 1/16”. Gift of Mrs. Walter Tower to the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. 1992.48

 

Full Schedule of the Conference

Friday, May 1

4:30-6:00 pm Newhouse Center for Humanities

Session One: Domestic Poetics

Panel Chair: Joel Burges, Assistant Professor of English, University of Rochester and Newhouse Fellow

 

J.D. Rhodes, University Lecturer in Film, Department of Italian, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge University

“The Spectacle of Property”

 

Carol Dougherty, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

“The Chelonian Home: Mobile Asymmetries of House and Home”

 

Keynote Address

8:00 PM Houghton Chapel

The Wilson Lecture, Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Pico Iyer

 

Saturday, May 2: 9:30-5:30 Collins Cinema

9:30-11:30 Session Two: Domestic Interiors

Panel Chair: Martha McNamara, Director, New England Arts & Architecture Program; Co-Director, Architecture Program, Department of Art, Wellesley College

 

Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art; Professor of Art, Wellesley College

“Poker Faces: Seeing behind the Mask of Convention”

 

Kate Gilhuly, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

“The Politics of Housekeeping in Classical Athens”

 

Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University

“The Total Interior: Playboy Architecture 1953-1979”

 

Lunch Break 11:30-1:00

 

1:00-3:00 Session Three: Emotional Interiors

Panel Chair: Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art, Wellesley College

 

Alex Purves, Associate Professor of Classics, UCLA

“Standing by the Stathmos: Suspense at Home”

 

Eugenie Brinkema, Associate Professor of Literature, MIT

“For the Increments of Death at Home: Michael Haneke’s Amour

Karen Bassi, Professor of Literature and Classics, University of California at Santa Cruz

“Domesticating Death: Life in the ‘The House of Hades’”

 

Break: 3:00-3:30

3:30-5:30 Session Four: Leaving Home/Losing Home

Panel Chair: Anjali Prabhu, Professor of French, Wellesley College

 

Ato Quayson, Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

“An Elliptical Symphony: Michael Ondaatje’s Toronto”

 

Bridget Murnaghan, Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, University of Pennsylvania

“Locating Medea”

 

Concluding Remarks: Pico Iyer 


Events


House and Home Conference

"Theories, Texts, Metaphors"


May 1-2, 2015
Location: GRH-237 Newhouse Lounge, GRH-235 Newhouse Conference Rm, GRH-240 Newhouse Conference Rm

The Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities will host an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore the many ways that the related notions of house and home are constructed both literally and figuratively in art, literature, film, and on stage. How does the physicality of a house—its architecture, spatial configuration and design, even the furniture within—intersect with the more intangible emotions, aspirations, and sense of ownership we associate with the place we call home?

Sessions begin on Friday, May 1 with a panel on Theory and Metaphor, 4:30-6:00 PM. Dinner follows the session, and the keynote address will begin at 8:00 PM. The keynote is also the 2014-2015 Wilson Lecture, hosted in cooperation with the Office of the President: Michael Ondaatje in Conversation with Pico Iyer.

Conference sessions continue on Saturday, and include the following:

9:30 AM-11:30 AM: Architecture/Interiors/Gender

1:00 PM-3:00 PM: Emotions/Interiors

3:30 PM-5:30 PM: Leaving Home/Losing Home

Please see the Newhouse Center website for further details: www.newhouse-center.org.
 

The painting above is Agnes Abbot, House, 20th Century. Watercolor, 10 3/4” x 15 1/16”. Gift of Mrs. Walter Tower to the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. 1992.48

 

Full Schedule of the Conference

Friday, May 1

4:30-6:00 pm Newhouse Center for Humanities

Session One: Domestic Poetics

Panel Chair: Joel Burges, Assistant Professor of English, University of Rochester and Newhouse Fellow

 

J.D. Rhodes, University Lecturer in Film, Department of Italian, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, Cambridge University

“The Spectacle of Property”

 

Carol Dougherty, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

“The Chelonian Home: Mobile Asymmetries of House and Home”

 

Keynote Address

8:00 PM Houghton Chapel

The Wilson Lecture, Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Pico Iyer

 

Saturday, May 2: 9:30-5:30 Collins Cinema

9:30-11:30 Session Two: Domestic Interiors

Panel Chair: Martha McNamara, Director, New England Arts & Architecture Program; Co-Director, Architecture Program, Department of Art, Wellesley College

 

Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art; Professor of Art, Wellesley College

“Poker Faces: Seeing behind the Mask of Convention”

 

Kate Gilhuly, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

“The Politics of Housekeeping in Classical Athens”

 

Beatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University

“The Total Interior: Playboy Architecture 1953-1979”

 

Lunch Break 11:30-1:00

 

1:00-3:00 Session Three: Emotional Interiors

Panel Chair: Margaret Carroll, Professor of Art, Wellesley College

 

Alex Purves, Associate Professor of Classics, UCLA

“Standing by the Stathmos: Suspense at Home”

 

Eugenie Brinkema, Associate Professor of Literature, MIT

“For the Increments of Death at Home: Michael Haneke’s Amour

Karen Bassi, Professor of Literature and Classics, University of California at Santa Cruz

“Domesticating Death: Life in the ‘The House of Hades’”

 

Break: 3:00-3:30

3:30-5:30 Session Four: Leaving Home/Losing Home

Panel Chair: Anjali Prabhu, Professor of French, Wellesley College

 

Ato Quayson, Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

“An Elliptical Symphony: Michael Ondaatje’s Toronto”

 

Bridget Murnaghan, Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor of Greek, University of Pennsylvania

“Locating Medea”

 

Concluding Remarks: Pico Iyer 


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WST Presents: Three Sisters


Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Location: Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre (111)

Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s classic 1901 portrait of Russia’s disappearing aristocratic class and their quest for meaning and fulfillment in the ever-changing modern world. Written in 1900 and first produced in 1901, Three Sisters was Chekhov's first specific commission for the Moscow Arts Theatre.

A year after the death of their father, an army officer, the Moscow-bred Prosorovs, including the three sisters Olga, Masha, Irina, and one brother Andrew, are finding life drab and increasingly hopeless in a provincial Russian town. Only the proximity of a nearby artillery post and the company of its officers make their existence bearable. Each of the sisters is in pursuit of love and happiness, but both of these desires seem increasingly out of reach as the play progresses.

The play has often been described as "the decline of the aristocratic and artistic elite coupled with the search for meaning in a modern world." Chekhov offers us the Prozorov siblings, who are refined and cultured youth, raised in Moscow but living a small and "lifeless" provincial town for the past eleven years. With the recent death of their father Colonel Prozorov, they await a return to Moscow where the "good life" can begin again.

From its initial success to current productions, audiences have responded with enthusiasm to this beautiful collision of envisioned dreams and frustrated hopes as well as the memorable characters of the Prozorov family and their friends, lovers, and acquaintances who populate the stage (pcpa.org).

May 21 - June 21 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM
 

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The Kenner Lecture

Professor Joseph S. Nye, Harvard Kennedy School


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 4:15pm
Location: Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs

We are excited to announce that next Thursday, April 9, we will host The Hyunja Laskin '88 and Jeffrey Kenner Lecture. We are delighted to have as our speaker Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School, and a preeminent international relations scholar. Dean Nye has been rated by his peers as one of the most influential international relations scholars in the past 20 years, and in 2011, Foreign Policy named him one of their top 100 Global Thinkers.

We invite you to join us for the lecture, entitled, "Is the American Century Over?" It will be held on Thursday, April 9 from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in the Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East.



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WST Presents: The Home Front

Women's Voices from The Great War


April 9–12
Location: Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre (111)

World premiere. In song, story, and music, the experiences of women in World War I come to vivid life. In an environmental setting the performance space is reimagined and audiences are transported to the sights and sounds of the war that changed the world. Professional actors from the Wellesely Summer Theatre Company; Danny Bolton*, Woody Gaul*, and John Kinsherf* join Wellesley College students on the home front.

*AEA

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Reservations accepted: 781.282.2000. In lieu of tickets, contributions to our partner wounded veterans nonprofit organization will be accepted at the door.

The theatre is handicap accessible. For disability services, contact Jim Wice  at 781-283-2434.

 

 

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Softball vs TBA NEWMAC Tournament


Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: Keohane Sports Center Softball Field


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Lacrosse @ NEWMAC Quarterfinals


Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: Keohane Sports Center Turf Field


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Millyfest

Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament


Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 9:00am
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Lacrosse @ NEWMAC Semifinals


Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Location: Keohane Sports Center Turf Field


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Softball vs TBA NEWMAC Tournament


Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:30pm
Location: Keohane Sports Center Softball Field