First Wednesdays Lecture Series

Free talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May.

Chasing the Happily Neverafter

Americans love (and hate) romance. And when things get rough β€” a global pandemic, the threat of nuclear war and global climate collapse β€” we turn to Disney and the Hallmark channel. Middlebury professor Laurie Essig reviews the ideology that sells us hope for a better future if we only find β€œthe one.”