Crimson Arts Calendar Nov. 3-7

Blog-curated Offerings for the Week Ahead

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Real-life badass Russell Banks

Monday, Nov. 3 through Thursday, Nov. 6

Versatorium: A Collaborative Translation Intensive

 As the Italians say, “Translator, traitor.” Can we trust our words in the mouths of others? I think not. How can we be sure that our words remain our words? In addition to being one of the oldest questions in philosophy and pedagogy, the viability of translation continues to perplex and enrage today’s scholars. In this translation workshop of Viennese poetry, one can conceptually bond with the high minds of revered poets and might even encounter, if ever so slightly, the rigid, structured, and orderly nuances of the German tongue, which brought science and philosophy to dark Europa. Don’t worry if you can’t make one of the meetings––there are four over the course of the week!

Prime date spot.

Woodberry Poetry Room, Lamont Library. 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.



Wednesday, Nov. 5

2014 Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality

 Because if you don’t want to attend something called “Feeding Moloch: The Sacrifice of Children on the Altar of Capitalism,” you need to straighten out your priorities. Featuring real-life badass Russell Banks.

 Sanders Theatre, 5:15 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 6 

Harvard Yard Archaeology Project

 Ever seen that movie “Indiana Jones?” This is like that but in real life!! Also with real archaeology and no Nazi mistresses.

 Outside Matthews Hall, 1:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.


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