Williams Libraries 2018 Tuesday Teas Series

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: 413-597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 15, 2018—Williams College will host its annual Tuesday Teas series beginning April 10. The program aims to celebrate Williams authors and honor their scholarly and creative works. On four consecutive Tuesdays in April and May, faculty authors will discuss a recent publication and reflect on the writing, creating, and publishing process. The teas will take place at 4 p.m. in the Stetson Reading Room, Sawyer Library. All of the events are free and open to the public.

Each tea will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. The full schedule is as follows:

April 10, 2018

Jim Shepard, J. Leland Miller Professor of American history, literature, and eloquence. “The Tunnel at the End of the Light. Writing About Movies and Politics” will discuss his book The Tunnel at the End of the Light (Tin House, 2017).

April 17, 2018

Christopher Bolton, professor of comparative and Japanese literature. “Giant Robots, Vampire Schoolgirls, and Other Serious Subjects: Writing About Japanese Anime” will discuss his book Interpreting Anime (University of Minnesota Press, 2018).

April 24, 2018

In her talk “Periodical cicadas: stories about Santa Fe, synchrony, and an excellent protein source” Julie Blackwood, assistant professor of mathematics, will discuss the story behind her forthcoming article on spatial synchrony of cicadas.

May 1, 2018

Laura Ephraim, assistant professor of political science, will discuss her book Who Speaks for Nature? On the Politics of Science (University of Pennsylvania Press, May 2017).

The series is organized by the Williams Libraries and sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.



For building locations on the Williams campus, please consult the map outside the driveway entrance to the Security Office located in Hopkins Hall on Main Street (Rte. 2), next to the Thompson Memorial Chapel, or call the Office of Communications 413-597-4277. The map can also be found on the web at www.williams.edu/map