Event: Judith Butler: Fallible Recognition: The Politics of Kinship in the Bacchea
Location: Martinos Auditorium, Granoff Center
The Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture and MCM department bring us Judith Butler, a name you probably recognize. Butler is an influential gender and literary theorist, today discussing the ancient Greek tragedy after a staged reading by students.
Wednesday, October 15
Event: Rivka Galchen: The Accidental Poetry of Medicine
Location: MacMillan 117
Rivka Galchen has had one of those cool life paths that took her from an M.D. from Mount Sinai to a full-time writer/novelist. Her novel, Atmospheric Disturbances, garnered immense critical praise, as did her more recent short-story collection, American Innovations. In 2010, Galchen was chosen as one of The New Yorker’s 20 under 40. This literary event is hosted by the Med School, and seems like a promising lesson in serendipity.
Event: Providence Mayoral Debate
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: Taubman Center
Mayoral candidates Buddy Cianci, Jorge Elorza, and Daniel Harrop will duke it out at this debate, moderated by Ross Cheit, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. Whether or not you’re registered to vote in RI, this is an excellent way to learn about issues facing our city. Tickets to the event may have sold out by now, but there will be a live simulcast in Salomon 001.