Barred Shakespeare — Dec. 3

Students from THEA 205, “Activism and Outreach Through Theater,” will be presenting pieces from their time spent atthumbnailCATSS4Z1 York Correctional Institute.  The students work with women from York on Shakespearean plays, this year “The Tempest” and “The Merchant of Venice,” creating connections between the circumstances of the lives of the characters and their own.  The pieces performed by Wesleyan students have all been written by women of York.  Recently released women from York who have participated in this course in the past will be in attendance and will participate in both the performance and question and answer section of the event.  No tickets required.

This is a service learning course taught by Professor Ron Jenkins.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.  at the CFA Hall

New FYI for Spring Semester

CCIV 117:  Eros the Bittersweet:  Love and Desire in Classical Antiquity   Prof. Eirene Visvardi     M &  W 1:10-2:30

eros1Eros, the god of love and desire in antiquity, was powerful, revered, and feared. The course explores the different faces of eros expressed in male and female desire in a variety of contexts. We will address questions of gender roles and sexuality in antiquity; how these are acted out in different social and religious institutions, including the symposium, female rituals, and marriage; and how the power and pleasure of eros are transformed in different poetic traditions and artistic representations from Homer to the poetry of drinking parties, tragedy, comedy, and philosophy, among others.

Adjustment Deadline: 12/1/09

thumbnailCA66YGAZReminder:  The last day to make adjustments this semester to your spring course schedule is today, Tuesday, December 1 at 5 p.m.  You will still be able to drop and add courses during the first two weeks of the spring semester.

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