Hamilton College International Writers Week presents "Possession"
A.S. Byatt has been hailed by some as one of the greatest postmodern novelists in Britain. She achieved bestseller status in the United States in 1990 with her Booker Prize-winning novel Possession: A Romance, a story about a clandestine love affair between two Victorian writers and the two modern-day academics who unearth their secret; the novel was made into a film directed by Neil LaBute in 2002. Her latest novel, The Children’s Book, was shortlisted for both the Booker Prize and the South African Boeke Prize. In 2010, The Children’s Book won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Byatt's most recent book is Ragnarok - the End of the Gods.
Kennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College
F.I.L.M. Series Presents "Shape of the Moon"
The Hamilton College F.I.L.M. (Forum on Image and Language in Motion) series will present Shape of the Moon (2005), part two of Leonard Retel Helmrich’s Indonesian Trilogy. The event includes the screening of the film followed by a discussion.
Since 9/11, Dutch-Indonesian filmmaker Helmrich has been using his unique brand of in-close candid filmmaking and his commitment to cinema-as-motion to explore the evolution of life in the world’s largest Islamic republic. He offers an opportunity to see the life of the Sjamsuddin family in Jakarta and in rural Indonesia from the inside.
Bradford Auditorium in the Kirner-Johnson Building at Hamilton College
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Lecture
Hamilton College will host a lecture by Margaret Bertram, the program manager for student-led initiatives at Active Minds, Inc., to recognize National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW) which begins Monday, Feb. 25.
Active Minds is a national non-profit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Bertram’s perfectionism and anxiety struggles began in high school and continued through college where she struggled with shame associated with discovering her lesbian identity, major depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and anorexia nervosa. Since her recovery, she has navigated a path toward a more positive, integrated and balanced life.
Hamilton College Chapel