A number of cultural events are planned at Lewis & Clark College to which the public is invited. For full details visit Events are free unless noted otherwise.

n [email protected]: An exhibit on Making Knowledge in the 18th Century

Diderot @300 is a celebration of Denis Diderot’s imprint on the greatest interdisciplinary achievement in intellectual entrepreneurship of the Enlightment: the Encyclopedia (1751-1772). The exhibit runs through Dec. 20 in the Watzek Library Atrium on campus.

n Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare and/in the Humanities. There was a time when Shakespeare’s plays were not considered serious enough, for study in libraries or universities. And there was a time later when Shakespeare’s plays were considered the property of a subset of the learned class. Today the plays are part of contemporary culture and they are also part of literary culture.

Marjorie Garber, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studieso at Harvard, will give a lecture titled Occupy Shakespeare on Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gregg Pavilion on campus.

n Watzek film screenings are held on various Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Miller 105. Scheduled for Sept. 26 is “400 Blows,” (1959), directed by Francoise Truffaut. To learn more about the film screening series contact Jim Bunnelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-768-7268.

n One-Act Festival: Written and directed by a diverse mix of current Lewis and Clark students and alumni, this year’s One-Act Festival includes three world premiere plays. The festival takes place Oct. 3 at 7 p.m., Oct. 4 at 7 and 10 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box at Fir Acres Theatre on campus. Admission is $3.

n Screening of “Every War Has Two Losers,” Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. in Miller 105. Much of the writing and activism of Oregon Poet Laureate WIlliam Stafford (1914-1993) focused on the potential for reconciliation as a counterpointe to the choice for war. During World War II, Stafford, a Lake Oswego resident, spent four years in public service camps as a conscientious objector, and began keeping a daily journal which he continued throughout his life. Based on these journals, Haydn Reiss’ film “Every War Has Two Losers,” confronts collective beliefs surrounding war: Why do we believe war is inevitable? Why do we believe it is necessary?

Reiss untangles the myths of war that abound before the first shot is fired. Assistant professor of English Jerry Harp will introduce the film.

n “The Nature of the Unnatural,” the 16th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium. The kickoff event is a lecture with Sergey Zimov, Oct. 14 at the Oregon Zoo.

The rest of the symposium continues on campus thorugh Oct. 17. See for details.

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