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The McKelvy House Scholars invite the campus to join a dinner discussion of topics and underlying themes from The Shape of Things, a film directed by Neil Labute, Sunday evening.

The movie and dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. at McKelvy House, 200 High Street. Stefany Feliciano ’06 (Naples, Fla.) a double major in English and art, will lead the discussion.

The Shape of Things features two leading characters, Evelyn and Adam, who meet by chance at a museum. Evelyn is a sexy, aggressive artist, Adam is a shy insecure student, and the two become involved in a love affair. It ends with a shocking exhibition that challenges established definitions of love and art.

The discussion will focus on the definition of art, the characters’ roles in the film, and the American idealization of youth.

Links to websites on the discussion topics as well as more information about the McKelvy House Scholars program are available on the group’s blog website.

Since 1962, the McKelvy House Scholars program has brought together Lafayette students with a wide range of majors and interests to reside in a historic off-campus house and share in intellectual and social activities. Sunday dinner discussions that engage the students in debate and exchange of ideas are the hallmark of the program; several Wednesday discussions have been added this school year. Most members also contribute to the annual McKelvy Papers, written on a topic of each person’s choice. McKelvy Scholars participate in activities together such as field trips to plays, concerts, and exhibits, and sponsor events for the campus as well.

Past 2004-05 discussions
Oct. 19 – “Women in Creating and Sustaining Peace”
Oct. 16 – “Slow Food” Movement
Oct. 12 – Hugo Chavez
Oct. 9 – Molecular Nanotechnology
Oct. 5 – Folk Music as Vehicle for Social Change
Sept. 25 – Freedom and Other Remembrance Issues
Sept. 20 – The Powerful Thrust of Language on Civic Arousal
Sept. 14 – Apathy
Sept. 11 – Why Do We Care about One Another?

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