"She Kills Monsters"

Sarah Lacy Hamilton directs She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen-a play about grief, a play about sexual identity, a play about Dungeons & Dragons.  Reserve your tickets for any of the performances, which will be at the Tennessee Williams Center on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30PM
Thursday, October 5 at 7:30PM
Friday, October 6 at 8:00PM
Saturday, October 7 at 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, October 8 at 2:00PM

Voice Recital with Gabriel Rice, Baritone

Sunday, October 8 at 4:00PM
St. Luke's Chapel

A reflection of time abroad in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, the recital consists of a program entirely in German, spanning nearly a hundred years of the romantic lieder tradition. Songs by Schubert, Robert and Clara Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Strauss, and Franz explore stories of devotion, loss, and unrequited love. Presented in partnership with the Music Department and the Office of Global Citizenship and Study Away.

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: Behind the Scenes of a Celebrated Japanese Woodblock Print Series

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
4:30 pm
Naylor Auditorium, Gailor Hall

Some of Utagawa Hiroshige’s designs in his series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo are among the best-known woodblock prints and have been cherished since their inception in the 1850s. Hiroshige captured 118 different scenes in the metropolis of Edo, today’s Tokyo, and sourced his ideas from illustrations in previously published books.

Aiken Taylor Award For Modern American Poetry

Tuesday, September 26, 4:00pm
All Saint's Chapel

Wednesday, September 27th, 4:00 p.m.
Naylor Auditorium - Gailor Hall

The Sewanee Review invites you to its first events of the year—the presentation of the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry by Vice-Chancellor Pearigen, and the lecture on the recipient’s body of work. The award, given annually since 1987, has honored some of America’s greatest poets, such as Nobel laureate Louise Glück and Pulitzer-prize winner Carl Phillips. The award-ceremony concludes with a reading and is an opportunity for students and the Sewanee community to hear a great artist up close and personal. The following afternoon’s lecture is a must for English-majors interested in exposure to criticism of the highest order. Join us on Tuesday, September 26th at 4:30 p.m. as we celebrate poet Patricia Smith (Incendiary Art, Unshuttered), and on Wednesday, September 27th at 4:00 p.m., as poet Joy Priest (author of Horsepower), explores Smith’s body of work.

Joshua Espinoza Trio — Performing Arts Series

Thursday, November 2
Guerry Auditorium
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

Latino-American jazz pianist Joshua Espinoza blends and bends genres into songs that are immediately relatable yet hard to define.

He has performed with such luminaries as Sean Jones, Warren Wolf, Miho Hazama, Jihye Lee, and Chuck Redd. Alongside bassist Kris Monson and drummer Jaron Lamar Davis, the Joshua Espinoza Trio explores the undefined space between jazz improvisation, classical chamber music, pop music, and folk traditions. His debut album "Journey Into Night" is available on all platforms.

Purchase tickets here, in Guerry 129, or at the door. Students, Faculty, and Staff get 1 free ticket with a valid Sewanee ID.

Dr. Ladygina Returns to Sewanee

Dr. Yuliya Ladygina will deliver a talk entitled, "Hauntology, Ruins, Macabre, & a Promise of a Brighter Future in Valentyn Vasyanovych's Atlantis (2019)" In her presentation, Dr. Ladygina will share her ongoing research on Valentyn Vasyanovych's internationally acclaimed film Atlantis (2019), which evokes bombed-out postwar Ukraine of 2025, an imagined universe victorious in its war with Russia but left in total societal, economic, and environmental wreckage. Utterly haunted by ruins, unburied dead, and ubiquitous phantoms of repressed pasts and promised but aborted futures, the film offers a sobering representation of highly complex dimensions of Ukraine's post-Soviet and wartime experiences that invites a thorough hauntological consideration. Using Jacques Derrida's critical approach to history and its ability to haunt and thereby influence contemporary society, Dr. Ladygina will position Atlantis as not only a powerful anti-war text but also a pertinent reflection on Ukraine's ongoing struggle to forge a new vision for its political future. Vasyanovych's use of macabre images and aesthetic choices associated with the phenomena known as "ruins port" will be of particular interest in that regard. In her discussion of Vasyanovych's illustrative narrative strategies, Dr. Ladygina will draw on Kate McLoughlin's influential study of literary representations of war and several critical texts dealing with de-industrial representations.

Give But a Glimpse: Work of Broad Mountain Ruggers

Stirling Coffee House - Sewanee, Tennessee

Gallery: September 2 - 30, 2023
Reception: Thursday, September 21, 3:00pm-5:00pm

This exhibition was born of a group challenge to capture a landscape in an eight inch square. While the technique of rug hooking is what draws the group together, the challenge was open to any textile interpretation. Traditional and non-traditional rug hooking prevail, yet materials range from predictable to surprising ingredients. Artists range from seasoned professionals to those who have been hooking for less than a year.


Lunch Talk on the French Avant-garde of the 1930s

Professor Effie Rentzou of Princeton University will deliver a talk, over lunch, entittled Beyond the Human: Universalism, Humanism, and the French Avant-garde of the 1930s.

McClurg Room 206ABC  
Friday, September 29 at noon

Guest Voice and Organ Recital: Amalia Osuga and Jillian Gardner

Friday, September 15, 2023
All Saint's Chapel
Join soprano Dr. Amalia Osuga and organist Jillian Gardner, music faculty at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, for Boulanger: Before and After!

This program explores the life, works, influences, and teaching legacy of celebrated French composer Nadia Boulanger through captivating music for voice and organ.


August 16 - October 13, 2023
Carlos Gallery

Josiah Golson explores personal and collective narratives of identity and advocacy through drawing, painting, poetry, performance, and video. He is the creator of 800 Collective, an organization that creatively inspires and organizes civic discourse and engagement. FESTIVAL is a work of poetry, installation, and performance through which Golson explores identity and belonging in his relationship with popular music and its imagery. Through visual and textual narrative contextualized in the space of a teenage music lover's bedroom, Golson shares his experience of negotiating the complexity of influence and seeking authenticity amid the power structures of popular culture. In FESTIVAL, Golson reimagines his teenage bedroom as a space of world-building with the iconography of popular music. Through the assemblage and collage of photos sourced from magazines, posters, and pop music media, he designs “stages” or scenes inspired by the “genre” or styles of music associated with the subjects. Over time, Golson revisits, reconstructs, and removes images to transform the layered and evolving scene, as the bedroom endures as a space for conjuring and constructing identity and community. As he releases the mass-produced images of his “heroes,” these icons populate the floor and are replaced with photos, markings, and materials that reflect his authentic experiences and world, the music no less present. The installation is documented in an Artist’s Book that contains poems for each of the 12 “stages” of the bedroom. More of Golson’s work can be viewed online at Josiahgolson.com and on Instagram @josiahgolson