Author: Abigail Wharton

Pop art history: Peggy Phelan speaks on Andy Warhol

Students, faculty, staff and assorted lecture attendees filled every seat and parts of the floor within the Chapman Great Hall the evening of Nov. 14 to hear Peggy Phelan speak as a part of the Stieren Lecture Series. Phelan is a feminist scholar and a professor of English and theater and performance studies at Stanford University. In addition to a lengthy list of publication credits and chair positions, Phelan has been president of Performance Studies International and has won fellowships with the Getty Research Institute, the Stanford Humanities Center and the Guggenheim. Andy Warhol is the latest subject of...

Read More

‘Tis the season to give the merry gift of art

Getting through the holiday season as a college student is complicated. Once finals are over, I find it hard to think about anything than other than free home-cooked meals and taking time off to eat, drink and be merry. However, I remember the overwhelming feelings of guilt that hit me when I came home after my first semester of college to find Christmas presents when I had nothing to give my friends and family in return. Luckily, as an art major, I was able to put something together on a dime and not Grinch up the season of generosity...

Read More

Lion-Hunting, Water and Flowers: Tim Whitmarsh lectures on Greek literature

The latest of this year’s Lennox Seminar lecture series brought another lauded speaker from the University of Cambridge to Trinity. On Monday, Nov. 6, Tim Whitmarsh gave a talk titled “Lion-hunting with Hadrian and Antinous.” Whitmarsh has taught Greek literature at Cambridge since 2014 and has previously worked at the universities of Oxford and Exeter. Whitmarsh conducts research in Greek literature and culture, but takes particular interest in the Greek world under the rule of the Roman Empire. The Roman emperor Hadrian ruled from A.D. 117–138 and championed both Greek and Egyptian culture. Hadrian took particular interest in history,...

Read More

Chinese pop culture course comes to Trinity in 2018

As students in a multicultural age, we are bombarded with media produced from all corners of the globe. This growing web of pop culture is by no means limited to the United States. A new course is coming to Trinity to analyze just how the cultural products of the world are affecting a different country: China. China Pop in Globalization is an upper-division Special Topics in Communication Media course to be offered in the 2018 spring semester. The class will be led by Zhaoxi Liu, assistant professor of communication. “The goal of this class is threefold,” Liu said. “First,...

Read More

Waking the Green Tiger: China’s green movements

A massive collaboration of 14 academic departments brought an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a leading Chinese journalist to campus for a conversation on environmental movements in China. On Thursday, Nov. 2, the EAST Program — short for East Asian Studies at Trinity — hosted a screening of “Waking the Green Tiger” in Chapman Auditorium. Director Gary Marcuse and writer Liu Jianqiang answered questions afterwards. The film, released in 2011, follows the joint effort of farmers, activists and journalists to prevent the construction of a massive system of hydroelectric dams on the Yangtze River. The resulting reservoirs of hydroelectric dams flood crucial...

Read More