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Humanities News

September 23

Faculty Lunches Begin


September 27-November 8 (Tuesday Mornings)

Breakfast with the Arts


October 4

Umesh Acharya


October 5

Persepolis: A film based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel


October 6

A Conversation with Marjane Satrapi


October 9

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero (2015) will be screened by the Dartmouth Film Society


October 20

Marlon James


 January 24-25

Miranda July


 April 17

Jonathan Franzen


 May 3

Naomi Shahib Rye   


Fall 2016 Newsletter



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Current Events

Faculty Lunches begin September 23 @ Noon

Please join us for lively conversation and delicious food from Bright Sun Kitchens!

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September 27-November 8

Tuesday Mornings 8:30 to 10am

Breakfast with the Arts

breakfast with the arts

Each week a faculty member will host an exhibition and discussion of their work.

9/27 - Virginia Beahan

10/4 - Gerald Auten

10/11 - Jack Wilson

10/25 - Karolina Kawiaka

11/1 - Jennifer Caine

11/8 - John Kemp Lee

Nearburg Gallery, Black Family Visual Arts Center (near the Maffei Plaza entrance) Pastries, muffins and coffee will be provided by Lou's Bakery

Sponsored by The Leslie Center for the Humanities

October 4 @ 12:30

Stories Beyond Borders

A Talk by Umesh Acharya

Occom Commons

McLaughlin Cluster

Umesh poster

October 5 @ 6pm

Persepolis: An animated film of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel

Loew Auditorium, BFVAC

Free and Open to the Public

persepolis poster


Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager against the backdrop of the Iranian revolution. The film was co-winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.


 October 6

A Conversation with Marjane Satrapi

4pm 105 Dartmouth Hall



October 8 and 9

Loew Auditorium, BFVAC

Tickets on sale at Hop Box Office

Part 1 screens Sat 10/8 at 7 pm, Part 2 on Sun 10/9 at 4 pm.

Discussion follows with director Abbas Fahdel


In 2003, with war looming in his native Iraq, Abbas Fahdel returned to his homeland to chronicle the daily life for a family in Baghdad before (Part 1: Before the Fall) and after (Part 2: After the Battle) the American invasion. Shot over the course of 2 years, Fahdel’s cinematic opus captures the occupation at ground level, offering a meticulous study of a tragedy, the consequences of which are still not fully understood. D: Abbas Fahdel, Iraq, subtitled, 2015, Part 1: 160m, Part 2: 174m

Co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies Department and the Leslie Center for the Humanities


October 20

A Reading by Marlon James

4pm, Haldeman 41

marlon james

Marlon James won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for A Brief History of Seven Killings, making him the first Jamaican author to take home the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. James is in the process of adapting the work into an HBO

television series. He teaches English and creative writing at Macalester College.


Last Updated: 9/29/16