Library Archives

Tuesday

November 6, 2012 12:09 pm

Chamber Music by Matthews

Chamber Music by Matthews

Attendees of the inauguration of Clayton Spencer were treated to the premier of “The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm,” by Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, William Matthews. While this setting of Wallace Stevens’ poem was for a full orchestra and chorus, Matthews’ most recent recording, “A Book of Hours,” garners large rewards from small ensembles.

Friday

September 28, 2012 9:46 am

Red Nails, Black Skates

Red Nails, Black Skates

Whitehouse Professor Erica Rand explores the worlds of sport and desire in her latest book, “Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure on and off the Ice.”

Friday

September 21, 2012 2:18 am

Music by Numbers

Music by Numbers

Why does a song become a hit? What mix of timing and competition lands one artist’s work at the top of the charts while another’s barely registers?

Monday

August 20, 2012 7:19 pm

Women’s Rights in Revolutionary France

Women’s Rights in Revolutionary France

Bates History Professor John Cole’s “Between the Queen and the Cabby” provides a first-ever English translation of the pamphlet “The Rights of Women”