This talk by Rita Felski makes a case for “attachment” as a key word for the humanities. What are the devices that attach us to works of art? Zadie Smith’s conversion to the music of Joni Mitchell offers a striking example of one such device: that of attunement. Felski is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. She has written widely on literary theory and aesthetics, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, and cultural studies. Her most recent books are Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses (2013), The Limits of Critique (2015), and Critique and Postcritique (2017). Cosponsored by the English Department, the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Humanities Division, and the French and Italian Departments.

Contact: Johanna Clift,, 207-859-5250

Kathleen Sullivan, 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been engaged in the nuclear issue for nearly 30 years and has worked internationally as an educator for disarmament focusing primarily on two distinct audiences: young people and atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha). Currently, she is the program director for Hibakusha Stories, an arts-based initiative. As an education consultant to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, she developed the disarmament education web portal for the UN’s Cyberschoolbus website and co-wrote with Peter Lucas Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do! (2014). She has produced four films on nuclear issues—two documentaries and two projects that focus on art for disarmament. Cosponsored by the Oak Institute for Human Rights, the Pugh Community Board, Cinema Studies Program, and the Cultural Events Committee.

Contact: Lindsey Cotter-Hayes,, 207-859-5304

This is an opportunity for our community to gather and show their appreciation to the Facilities staff. There will be gifts and food provided.

Mid-Maine Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) invites you to view “Chasing Coral”, a National Geographic film about how climate change is affecting our coral reefs. After the film, there will be a short talk-back about the film and CCL’s mission to curb carbon emissions. Come learn more about CCL, its work, our solutions, and what you can do to combat climate change!

Citi is coming to campus to help first year students and sophomores contemplating careers in finance learn about different areas of banking and help them prepare for interviews for competitive sophomore and junior summer internships.