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Anne Carson
Award-Winning Poet Anne Carson to Perform Staged Reading

Internationally acclaimed poet, scholar and playwright Anne Carson will do a staged reading of Antigonick on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m., in the Romano Theatre, Kennedy Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and book signing in the Ferguson Lobby.  More ...

Zadie Smith
Author Zadie Smith Captivates Her Audience in Tolles Lecture

Novelist Zadie Smith held the Chapel audience captivated throughout the 2015 Tolles Lecture. Attendees hung onto her every word as she read what she called “Two Essays About Being A Person.”  More ...

Zadie Smith
English Novelist Zadie Smith to Present Tolles Lecture

Zadie Smith, English novelist and Royal Society of Literature fellow, will speak as part of the Tolles Lecture series on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book-signing and reception in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Center.  More ...

Michael Chabon speaks at Hamilton.
Chabon Stresses Importance of Writer's Beginnings, Creative Process in Tolles Lecture

Hamilton welcomed Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, for the Winton Tolles lecture. In addition to Kavalier and Clay, Chabon is also the author of numerous novels, as well as two collections of short stories, A Model World and Other Stories and Werewolves In Their Youth. Chabon’s presentation at Hamilton was a reading with commentary, touching on a number of his works, as well as the broader topics of the creative process and the importance of a writer’s beginnings.  More ...

Michael Chabon
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Michael Chabon to Give Tolles Lecture

Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, will speak at Hamilton as part of the Tolles Lecture series on Wednesday, April 1, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel. The lecture, “An Evening With Michael Chabon,” is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book-signing and reception in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center.  More ...

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 ...

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