Marilynne Robinson: The Reformed Heritage
Renowned novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson will present a lecture, “The Reformed Heritage,” as part of Wellesley’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, and the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Robinson has written compellingly about the Calvinist, or Reformed tradition in her celebrated trilogy Gilead (2004), Home (2008), and Lila (2014). In her essay collections The Death of Adam (1998) and The Givenness of Things (2015) she has applied Reformed theology as part of a powerful critique of contemporary American culture. In this year’s Elizabeth Luce More ’24 Lecture, she will give a new reading on the relevance of the Reformed heritage for today.
Apr 23, 4:30 PM
Apr 30, 4:15 PMThe Betsy Wood Knapp ’64 Lecture: The Problem with Race-Based Medicine
Internationally recognized scholar and social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts is a leader in transforming thinking on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. With an introduction by President Paula Johnson.Event Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:15pm
Apr 30, 5 PMThe Bakwin Lecture: Wangechi Mutu
Interdisciplinary artist Wangechi Mutu will present this year’s Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 Art Lecture. Mutu was born in Kenya and now resides in New York; her work is often associated with the Afrofuturist movement.Event Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
Apr 24, 3:30–5 PM