UPCOMING EVENTS

Advising Week

Monday, April 28 through Thursday, May 1
74 Wyllys Avenue
Call 860-685-3345 or email for an appointment.

Current degree candidates, non-degree students, and prospective students hoping to begin their studies in the summer are invited to make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor in the Graduate Liberal Studies office in advance of the opening day of Summer Registration (May 5).

Info Sessions for Prospective Students

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
7:00 pm
74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown
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Current and prospective students are invited to learn more about registering for our summer term, as well as the process for degree applications and financial aid. Meet with Admissions staff, hear more about the program's curriculum and requirements, and get a glimpse of what it's like to be a GLS student. Students are invited to pursue a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS), a Master of Philosophy in Liberal Arts (MPhil), or take classes for personal enrichment. Courses in arts, humanities, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences are offered in fall and spring (evenings and immersion options), and in summer (daytime and immersion options).

Call us at (860) 685-2900 or email masters@wesleyan.edu to learn more.

More Info Session Dates:
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:30pm RSVP!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 7:00pm RSVP!

Wesleyan Master's Project Readings and MPhil Talk

Saturday, May 3
4:00 PM
Allbritton 113
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Join the Graduate Liberal Studies community for a special event celebrating the Humanities. The event features MALS candidates Michael Felberbaum and Tom DeBeauchamp reading from their final projects in pursuit of their MALS degrees. After a short intermission, Matthew Bennett will give a talk from his MPhil thesis, "A Commentary on David Mazzucchelli's Asterios Polyp."

"Asterios Polyp" is a multivalent that requires multiple readings to fully understand the richness and complexity of David Mazzucchelli's masterpiece. This commentary seeks to create a method and apparatus for reading Asterios Polyp. It offers a way of reading, a method; it also offers essays which facilitate an understanding of the novel; and it offers interpretations and analyses. On one level, it appeals to the reader in us, desperate for a way to come to grips with a work which by its very nature defies traditionally held beliefs about comics and what constitutes a novel. On another level, it serves as a way for teachers and students to gain insight and knowledge of the text through a deeper understanding of the content and context of the novel.

MPhil Symposium, "Joseph Stella: Artist Interrupted"

Tuesday, May 6
5:15 PM
Usdan 108 (45 Wyllys Avenue)
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Join us for a special presentation by 2014 MPhil candidate Richard Friswell. Friswell will discuss his thesis, American Futurist Painter, Joseph Stella, and the Decade 1913-1923: “An Artist Interrupted.”

Italian-American Futurist painter, Joseph Stella (1887-1946), gained fame for his abstract depictions of Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and the City of New York, among other early works. In the long trajectory of his career, he interacted with the giants of modern art, participated in the famous Armory Show of 1913, and the avant-garde cultural movement of pre-war New York. He remained torn between his attraction for the symbols of the modern city and a persistent longing for his native Italy. The period, 1913-1923 was the apogee of his career, after which he turned artistically to a profound exploration of his cultural roots and primal mysticism found in nature and faith. A great artist, Stella’s personal vision of the world would sadly and undeservedly marginalize him in the annals of 20th century art history.

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