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Seminar Lecture Series opens college classroom lectures to the public

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA- Bard College at Simon’s Rock faculty member Chris Callanan will discuss Sophocles' “Tragic Sisters of Antigone,” on October 15 in the McConnell Theater of the Daniel Arts Center. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m., and it will be free and open to the public.
 
This event is part of the Seminar Lecture Series, which supplements courses that first and second year students are required to take, “First Year Seminar: The Examined Life,” and the “Sophomore Seminar: Voices Against the Chorus.”  Students generally participate in their Seminars in small groups, as is the case with all Simon's Rock courses.  But in the Seminar Lectures, all groups of first year students (or second year students) meet to listen to the talks together.  The public is invited to attend these lectures.
 
The lectures continue throughout the semester, with the next one given by faculty member Asma Abbas. Her talk is titled "Walking on Walls: Notes on Forster and DuBois," and will be held on October 22 at 7 p.m. in the Kellogg Music Center.   Additional lectures include: October 29, Samuel Ruhmkorff speaks on Plato (McConnell); November 5, Bernard Rodgers speaks on "Freud (Marx, Darwin) and the Modern Zeitgeist"(in Kellogg);   November 26, Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez addresses "Off the Beaten Path: Virginia Woolf's critique of patriarchal capitalist militarism" (in McConnell);  and on December 3, Rebecca Fiske will speak on Dante (McConnell).  
 
All of the lectures in the Seminar Lecture Series begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The dates and times are subject to change. 

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