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As part of their summer course, Origins of Democracy, Imperialism, and Human Rights, a group of Babson students visited the awe-inspiring sights of Rome, including the Colosseum, and had deep discussions about the ideals and shortcomings of democracy.
To read more about the Babson course taught in Rome by Professor Elizabeth Swanson, visit Babson Thought and Action
New Faculty Join Arts and Humanities
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Alex Adamson researches decolonial critiques of political economy, scholar-activism, and queer and trans philosophy in their work. In their spare time, Adamson is a jazz aficionado and plays the upright bass player.
Assistant Teaching Professor (Arts & Humanities) Samantha Wallace’s work pertains to representations of sexual and gender-based violence in feminist theory and media and the complexities of those representations. At Babson, she will bring these ideas to multimedia-based courses about gender and literature, research, and global cultural studies.
Faculty Members Recognized at Annual Awards
Two members of the Arts and Humanities division were honored with awards at September's All Faculty meeting.
Kristi Girdharry was presented with the Dean's Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching: Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Virginia (Jenny) Rademacher was presented with a Service Award for demonstrated excellence in service activities and outstanding service to the College.
The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poets Series
Tuesday, April 5, 5:00 P.M.
FREE. Reservations required here.
The Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poets Series brings acclaimed poets to the Babson College community. This long running series honors diversity, inclusion, and artistic excellence.
Cynthia Dewi Oka is originally from Bali, Indonesia. She is the author of Fire Is Not a Country (2021), Salvage (2017) and Nomad of Salt and Hard Water (2016). She is a recipient of the Tupelo Quarterly Poetry Prize and the Leeway Transformation Award. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, POETRY, Academy of American Poets, The Rumpus, PANK, Guernica, and elsewhere. She has taught creative writing at Bryn Mawr College and is a 2021-2022 Poet in Residence at the Amy Clampitt House in Lenox, MA.
“[Cynthnia Dewi Oka] traces the globe in gothic dimensions, revealing designs in the culture that would be transparent if not for the ‘brief . . . malevolent shadow[s]’ they cast. She invokes history’s ghosts to reckon with self-soverignty, and these poems help us map ourselves in a society where ‘having a body is not the same thing as being seen.’” – Gregory Pardlo
Series made possible in part by the Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet Fund.
Waterline Reading Series Showcase
Tuesday, March 29, 5:30 P.M.
Glavin Family Chapel
Free, reservations required .
Waterline features a fast-paced hour of literary works from Babson College faculty fiction writers, poets, and essayists. The selection is always intriguing and often includes works in progress not yet in publication. Featured authors for the spring include: Steve Bauer, Jordan Escobar, Melissa Leonard, Wes Miller, and Mary Pinard.
Presented by the Babson Global Film Series
Directed by Majid Majidi
Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 P.M. (EST)
Reservations required here
On the streets of Tehran, twelve-year-old Ali and his three friends scramble to survive by doing small jobs and committing petty crimes. When a local crime boss presents them with an opportunity to improve their lives, they find themselves enrolled in a school for marginalized kids. Drawing on diverse influences including neorealism, social issue films, humanistic drama and magical realism, Sun Children is, at once, a riveting adventure story and an urgently heartfelt cry against the exploitation of children.
Farhang Erfani, Associate Professor of Philosophy at American University, will lead a post-screening discussion immediately following the screening.
Co-presented by the Global Film Series and the Arts and Humanities Division.
Professor Mary Pinard Wins First Place in Poetry Book Contest
Mary Pinard’s poetry manuscript, titled Ghost Heart, won first place in the Ex Ophidia Press Annual Poetry Book Contest. Her work was selected from over 100 manuscript entries submitted by poets from around the world. In addition to awarding Mary the prize, Ex Ophidia will publish Ghost Heart later this year. Congratulations, Mary!