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Richard Nelson '72 met with students prior to giving the Tolles lecture on March 11.
Nelson '72 Describes the Peculiarity of Theater in Tolles Lecture

“This room holds many ghosts,” Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson ’72 said as he began his talk in the Chapel on Tuesday, March 11. “Ghosts in every corner.” Nelson delivered the Tolles lecture titled “The Peculiarity of Theater.”  More ...

Ian Bogost, right, visited Janelle Schwartz's Introduction to Literary Theory class before his Hamilton lecture
Ian Bogost Ponders Nature of ‘Things’ in Hamilton Lecture

While things, or objects, are physically tangible, they can also be an abstract gateway to looking at the world from a fresh perspective and liberating the mind from selfishness. Dr. Ian Bogost, award-winning author of Alien Phenomenology, delivered a lecture to the Hamilton community about the pressing importance of discovering substantive meaning in everyday objects to enrich our daily lives.  More ...

Ian Bogost
Video Game Designer, Author Ian Bogost to Deliver Tolles Lecture

Scholar, author and game designer Ian Bogost will deliver the Winton Tolles Lecture titled “Living with Things,” on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel. His lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Art Spiegelman talks about the controversy surrounding his first <em>The New Yorker</em> cover during his lecture at Hamilton. The Valentine’s Day cover depicted a Hasidic Jew and black woman embracing and kissing.
Spiegelman Charts Growth of Comics in Tolles Lecture

It’s hard, if not impossible, to read Art Spiegelman’s Maus just once. The Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel tells the story of first- and second-generation Holocaust survivors, challenging the notion—if any such notion existed—that the effects of war and genocide are finite in a gripping autobiographical/biographical narrative. As such, Maus fits Spiegelman’s definition of the graphic novel genre: “a long comic book that needs a bookmark and wants to be reread.”  More ...

Art Spiegelman's self-portrait.
Artist Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Maus, to Lecture

Art Spiegelman, professional comics’ artist and illustrator and Pulitzer Prize winner, will deliver the Winton Tolles Lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall. The lecture is part of Hamilton’s spring 2012 Humanities Forum on Translation and Cultural Exchange and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Naomi Wallace
Naomi Wallace Discusses Race, Class and Hospitality in Theater

Naomi Wallace, playwright and author of Slaughter City, spoke at Hamilton on February 15 as part of the Tolles Lecture Series. As a guest of the theater department, Wallace discussed the ethical obligations of theater performers. At times personal and other times political, Wallace informed and challenged the more than 100 guests in the Chapel. Her speech focused on the concept of “hospitality” in theater along with issues of race and class.  More ...

Naomi Wallace
Award-winning Playwright Naomi Wallace to Give Tolles Lecture

Renowned playwright Naomi Wallace, whose work has garnered critical acclaim internationally, will deliver the Winton Tolles Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel.  Her talk is titled "Hospitality, Resistance and New Writing for American Theater." The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception in the Emerson Gallery.  More ...

Author Margaret Atwood speaks in the Chapel on March 4.
Author Margaret Atwood Charms Chapel Audience
A writer from age 16, Margaret Atwood has created a successful career, garnered many awards in both poetry and prose, and has received international acclaim. Throughout her career she has shown loyalty to her fellow writers and to the causes she champions.
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Margaret Atwood
The Handmaid’s Tale Novelist Margaret Atwood to Lecture
Renowned novelist and poet Margaret Atwood, the author of best-seller The Handmaid’s Tale, will give the Winton Tolles Lecture on Thursday, March 4, at 8 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. More ...
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