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Wednesday, March 2

Manning up: Thoughts on Sports, Sex, and Power

Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

Laurie Essig, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies

Laurie Essig, assistant professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies. In the U.S. at the end of the 19th century, sports developed to “make men” out of white, middle-class boys who were seen as “soft” because they no longer participated in manual labor. Sports also separated men from women and the disciplined from the dissolute, and reinforced a variety of hierarchies based on class, race, gender, and the body. Despite the more recent role of sports in a variety of projects meant to liberate us from the body—from feminism to civil rights—sports continue to play a central role in the production of sex and power.

Saturday, March 5

Christian A. Johnson Symposium in the History of Art and Architecture

Symposium
Time: 9:00am
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall

A public symposium with papers presented by Middlebury College faculty and students of the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Cosponsored by the Middlebury College Museum of Art, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Christian A. Johnson Enrichment Fund.

Saturday, March 12

Big Fan

Movie Screening
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Dana Auditorium

Robert Siegel, USA, 2009

Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player. A dark comedy playing on obsession, strained family relations, and unwanted media attention, Robert Sigel (Writer, The Wrestler) makes his directorial debut. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and winner of The Gotham Award’s Breakthrough Director Award, Big Fan is “A spasmodically funny and bleak film about the love that speaks its name” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times).

This film is screened in conjunction with the exhibition Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

Saturday, March 12

Big Fan

Movie Screening
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Dana Auditorium

Robert Siegel, USA, 2009

Paul Aufiero, a hardcore New York Giants football fan, struggles to deal with the consequences when he is beaten up by his favorite player. A dark comedy playing on obsession, strained family relations, and unwanted media attention, Robert Sigel (Writer, The Wrestler) makes his directorial debut. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and winner of The Gotham Award’s Breakthrough Director Award, Big Fan is “A spasmodically funny and bleak film about the love that speaks its name” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times).

This film is screened in conjunction with the exhibition Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art.