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March 2017

Daisy Turner’s Kin

March 1
7:00 pm
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Vermont folklorist Jane Beck shares the story of the Turner family, a multi-generational saga spanning two centuries and played out across three continents. Read More »

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Jane Austen in Her Time

March 1
7:00 pm

Jane Austen lived in exciting times, and yet until recently was considered "untouched by the political, intellectual, and artistic revolutions of her age." Drawing on Austen’s novels, Dartmouth visiting assistant professor Suzanne Brown shows how Austen was in fact a keen observer of her era’s values who both shared and critiqued them. Read More »

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Conversations That Change How We Live and Die

March 1
7:00 pm
Brownell Library, Essex Junction

Dartmouth professor and memoirist Irene Kacandes draws our attention to passages from great literature and nonfiction that can help launch or deepen conversations about living and dying. Read More »

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The Impressionists: Painters of Modern Life

March 1
7:00 pm

Middlebury professor Kirsten Hoving examines how Impressionists focused in their paintings of contemporary life on cutting-edge modern subjects, imbuing them with controversial, even shocking, meanings. Read More »

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Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and the Music of 1911

March 1
7:00 pm
Town Hall Theater, Middlebury
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Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring is widely considered the most influential composition of the twentieth century. Pianist Michael Arnowitt examines this landmark work, and other pieces written in 1911 by Ravel, Schoenberg, Bartok, and Rachmaninov. Read More »

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The United States and NATO: Lead or Leave?

March 1
7:00 pm

During the 2016 presidential campaign, some questioned traditional US policy by calling NATO obsolete. Stan Sloan, Visiting Scholar at Middlebury College and author of Defense of the West, considers the costs and benefits of America’s leadership of NATO and discusses options for U.S. relations with its European allies. Read More »

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Celebrating E. B. White

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From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E.B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Read More »

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What We Learn When We Learn about History

March 1
7:00 pm
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Henry Ford famously said, “History is more or less bunk.” Author, historian, and professor Woden Teachout discusses why history does matter, exploring the intellectual skills and larger cultural understandings that come from studying the past. Read More »

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Hamilton: The Man and the Musical

March 1
7:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St Johnsbury
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From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton's life was part romance, part tragedy—and the inspiration for the blockbuster Broadway musical. Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the musical, with excerpts from its score. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

March 2
7:00 pm

Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them, and the rewards are many. Read More »

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