Alumni across the country are invited to join in celebrating the bicentennial with this virtual faculty lecture series. In our first event, Thomas S. Turgeon Professor of Drama and Film and Chair of American Studies Jon Tazewell '84, along with his students, invite you to a seminar and discussion on August Wilson's "Seven Guitars."
Guests will join Tazewell's live class as virtual participants to discuss the fifth play in Wilson's Century Cycle, which captures the Black experience in Pittsburgh throughout the 20th century and focuses on seven African-American characters in 1948. Participants are encouraged to read this 1995 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama before the event.
200 Years of Learning in the Company of Friends Series
As part of Kenyon's yearlong bicentennial celebration, this six-part virtual event series will highlight some of the College's best known faculty members, including several Trustee Teaching Excellence Award winners. The events will coincide with the academic calendar — including a summer break — and cover a variety of topics in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Here's a look at the spring line-up:
- Feb. 21: Professor Jon Tazewell ’84, "August Wilson's Seven Guitars"
- March 28: Professor Madeline Wade, "How AI can help us understand the densest objects in the universe"
- April 2: Professor Sarah Heidt ’97, "Writing Back to Our Lives"