AMP | Archive | 2019

Sunday, June 9

Laurie Essig


4 PM

Laurie Essig is Professor and Director of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies at Middlebury College. She is a sociologist who teaches courses on how power shapes our bodies and our desires Her courses including Sociology of Heterosexuality and White People Her most recent book, “Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter,” argues that romance as an ideology became even more powerful in the last few decades even as actual marriage rates declined. Romance promises us a safe and secure future as a private love affair even as our future is more and more precarious. Rather than demanding the necessary political and structural changes today for a secure tomorrow, we are too busy reading romance novels, obsessing over royal weddings, or swiping through our dating apps to pay much attention to the world around us. Essig has written for a variety of publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Conversation, Ms., and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Saturday, June 8

Voices of Poetry - Raise the AMP III, presented by Neil Silberblatt

Readings & Performance

5 PM

Readings by Michael Ansara, Lori Desrosiers, Howie Faerstein, Krysten Hill & Heather Treseler.

The music will be provided by pianist/cellist Lisa Gross & accordionist Thomas Leidenfrost.

Suggested donation: $10.

May 24 - June 19 2019

Deborah Bright | Arnie Charnick | David Chick | Richard Dorff | Jackie Lipton | David Macke | Lori Swartz

Opening Reception Friday, May 24, 6-9pm