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William Hogarth’s “Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn”

Wesleyan’s Davison Art Center has an extensive collection of prints by British artist and satirist William Hogarth (1697–1764). Hogarth’s prints are visually complex, with each intricate detail a pointed commentary on eighteenth-century British society. Hogarth’s frank and bawdy prints were often produced in series and can be read both as a history of British society ... Read moreWilliam Hogarth’s “Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn”

Banned Books Week 2020

Welcome to Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our freedom to read diversely and without censorship! Every year books are challenged and even banned in American libraries, schools, and even universities. In 2019 alone, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked over 350 challenges to titles held in libraries across the nation, ... Read moreBanned Books Week 2020

Free Access to Major Newspapers

With the election fast approaching, it’s important to stay informed. In an attempt to make that a little easier, we wanted to remind you of the national and local news sources you are able to access as a member of the Wesleyan community. New York Times Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff have access to New ... Read moreFree Access to Major Newspapers
Constitution Day 2020

Constitution Day 2020

Today is Constitution Day, a federal observance of the initial signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia. The Constitution is an often cited source during debates and protests, and attempts at interpretation are plentiful. While there may never be a consensus as to how we avail ourselves to ... Read moreConstitution Day 2020
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