Lecture Board presents The Onion

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Contact person: Mikayla Woodward
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The Rhodes College Lecture Board will be bringing the satirical news group The Onion to campus on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:00pm in the BCLC Ballroom. Two writers will give a 45-minute presentation on the history of The Onion and satire as it relates to the news. They’ll also touch on how humor can address everything from the current climate to the whimsical nature of society! Their discussion will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

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Communities in Conversation: Claire Colebrook, 200th anniversary celebration of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Contact person: Jacqueline Baker

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, but it also marks nearly two decades since the concept of the Anthropocene was proposed as a new strata—marking a threshold, where humans as a species have altered the earth at a geological level.  Frankenstein might seem to be the anti-Promethean manifesto for our time, warning us against playing God, asking us to be more mindful of the moral presence of nature.  There is, however, a hyper-Promethean way in which we might read Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Rather, than take on Victor Frankenstein’s moral anguish that he was guilty of over-reaching, perhaps we should look at the world from the point of view of the orphaned creature, whose only thought of life is not survival, procreation, and longevity: not living on, but living with nature.

A reception will precede the lecture at 5:30 p.m.

The Daily Show with Jessica Williams

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Jessica Williams, a former correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will be speaking about the 2016 election in an informative, yet comedic, manner.

We hope to see you at this truly special event! For more information, please contact Roz KennyBirch by sending an email to kenra-17@rhodes.edu

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