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  • January 6 – 27, 2017
  • Becker Medical Library

Becker Medical Library is hosting a pop-up exhibit of “50×50: Recovering the Classics,” a crowd-sourced collection of cover artwork of famous books that promotes interest in classical literature to a new generation. Twenty posters will be on display at the School of Medicine from January 6 through January 27,  2017 – in Becker Medical Library and in FLTC from […]

  • February 2, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

In Regulating Romance: Youth Love Letters, Moral Anxiety, and Intervention in Uganda’s Time of AIDS (Vanderbilt University Press), author Shanti Parikh Shanti Parikh draws on two decades of ethnographic research and over 300 youth love letters to provide a rare window into young people’s romantic desires within the context of a moral panic around HIV and […]

  • February 7, 2017 • 12 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

This panel discussion features Sidonie Smith, Faculty Book Celebration keynote speaker Rebecca Wanzo, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Melanie Micir, Assistant Professor of English Erin McGlothlin, Associate Professor of German and Jewish Studies Long Le-Khac, Assistant Professor of English This event is related to the Faculty Book Celebration, held later in the […]

  • March 9, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

In Hymns for the Fallen, Todd Decker listens closely to 40 years of Hollywood combat films produced after Vietnam. Ever a noisy genre, post-Vietnam war films have deployed music and sound to place the audience in the midst of battle and to provoke reflection on the experience of combat. Considering landmark movies—such as Apocalypse Now, Saving […]

  • Mar 31 – Apr 1, 2017
  • Touhill Performing Arts Center

Washington University Libraries is excited to announce its participation in “Freedom,” an innovative arts collaboration with the award-winning Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), the professional dance company in residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. MADCO is known for its high energy, athleticism, entertaining style and commitment to work that impacts artists, audiences and communities. […]

  • April 20, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

Sowande’ Mustakeem’s Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (University of Illinois Press) reveals for the first time how slavery took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more deeply, the book centers how the oceanic transport of human cargoes—infamously known as the Middle Passage—comprised a violently regulated process foundational to the […]