“A Bouquet of Flowers of Evil”

Oct. 29, 2010

Interview by Katherine Duke ’05

Just in time for Halloween, I sat down with Natasha Staller, a professor of the history of art who is currently at work on a book called The Spanish Monster, to talk about her popular course “Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters.” Read on to find out how monsters—in different forms throughout history—have crept into disciplines ranging from art to women’s studies to medical science to political science, and why Staller finds Sharon Stone more terrifying than Nosferatu.

“Comedy as Artistic Strategy”

By Katherine Duke '05

Last month, in Fayerweather, the students in “Comedy as Artistic Strategy” presented what they called their “persona projects”—each had been assigned to create a work of art that centered on a particular persona.

Untitled (type) collage by Schermer

by Lloyd Schermer (AC 1950); mixed metal and antique wood type, 2003. Located in R. Frost Library, 1st floor, west wall by the administration office. Photo by Benjamin M. Mears (AC 2011) on 13 May 2008.

R. Frost portrait

Portrait of Robert Frost in R. Frost Library, main lobby. Photo taken on 5 June 2008.

R. Frost bust by Duchene

by Araldo Duchêne; Bronze bust, 1938. In R. Frost Library; Level A; Archives and Special Collections; Ward Exhibition Room. Photo by Benjamin M. Mears (AC 2011) on 13 May 2008.