Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Indicator Eye

Join the Indicator Magazine!

All day Morrow Dormitory, Indicator Office (basement)

Become a member of the Indicator Magazine staff! Be a writer, editor and/or artist and see your work published and distributed across campus! We publish writing of any genre, any art that can be scanned or photographed, and offer the opportunity to gain editorial and design experience. No previous experience is required and beginners are welcome. We are an entirely student-run publication that publishes one issue per semester, meeting 3-4 times overall. Contact Editor-in-Chief Heather Brennan (hbrennan20@amherst.edu) if you are interested in joining or if you have questions, and check out our Fall 2019 issue now available in Frost, Val, the Science Center and Keefe!

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Book cover of "Tilt" by Kate Lilley

CHI Salon: "Through Composed" with Kate Lilley

In both poetry and scholarship, Kate Lilley tarries with the problematic of queer historical transmission and the constitution of the queer early/modern. Her work on the genres of early modern women’s writing, sapphic modernism, the queer mid-century, and contemporary experiments with all these, turns on questions of intertextual, intermedia and interpersonal encounter as exemplary mis/alliance. Conjuring scenes of revisionist feminist critique and complaint, her critical-creative poetics of queer feminist assemblage takes shape as a practice of secondary revision and working through. In music theory, "through composition" describes a mode of invention which continuously introduces new material without repetition. Here, Lilley uses it to signify the labile multifariousness of queer citation and reference as ground or continuo, repetition without repeating. In her latest book of poems, Tilt (2018), tropism and remediation drive successive detours through the copia of material history and genre, the affects of lived experience and the archive of poetic forms, lighting on Greta Garbo, The Children’s Hour and her own #MeToo scandal.

Kate Lilley is an award-winning Australian poet, author of Versary (2002), Ladylike (2012) and Tilt (2018). She is also a well-known scholar of queer feminist literary history, editor of Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World (Penguin Classics) and Dorothy Hewett: Selected Poems (UWAP), and director of creative writing at the University of Sydney.

This salon is co-sponsored by the CHI, Creative Writing Center, Department of English and Department of Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies. A reception will follow.

STEM Summer Undergraduate Research (SURF 2020) Mixer

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall & Living Room

Interested in spending your Summer 2020 at Amherst?

Learn more from 2020 SURF Mentors about why you might want to do summer research on campus in 2020 and how to apply. Faculty panel followed by a social hour with former SURF students.

Appetizers (sweet and savory) and beverages for the taking.

Also, all the knowledge from SURF Alums from the Summers of '17, '18 and '19.

Register at the link here! More RSVPs = More Cookies.

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Registration Required

La Chandeleur - Crêpes Night in French House

8:00 pm King Hall, French House Common Room

Please join your French Language Assistants, Réjane and Jiji, and the residents of French House in celebrating La Chandeleur. We will speak French and enjoy crêpes (with yummy toppings!) in celebration of this French tradition. All are welcome!

Ongoing Events

Val After Dark

Val After Dark—Looking for Student Staff

We are running a pilot at Val with late night hours. On Thursdays and Fridays we will be open until 11:30 p.m. beginning February 6.
We are seeking student staff to work during our Val After Dark pilot. Please apply here:
https://amherst.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3444561 or stop into the Dining Services Office on the lower level of Val and apply in person.
Help us make this a success!

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