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The library hosts events, exhibits, and art displays throughout the year. These enhance the cultural and academic life of the Dickinson community by illuminating resources and research activity, and promoting scholarship and creative endeavors on campus. Student photography, treasures from the archives, sculptures and artwork: you can find it all here, so don't forget to take a break from your studying to check out the latest.

Monthly Overview

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January & February 2020

Classes Begin: January 20

Love Your Body Week: February 9-15

Black Excellence Week: February 15-21

Library Events

Born a Crime Book Discussion

January 20, 4:30 pm

WGSS Faculty and Student Welcome Back Reception

January 28, 4:30 pm, Stafford Reading Area

Black Comic-Con: Anedra Edwards '10 Reception

February 7, 4:00 pm,  Stafford Reading Area

StudenTea: Writing & Research Awards Presentation

February 12, 4:30 pm, Stafford Reading Area

Black Comic-Con: Closing Reception

February 28, 4:00 pm,  Stafford Reading Area


Exhibits & Book Displays

Africana Studies Comic-Con Exhibit

Reference Area - Main Level

Black History Month Book Display

Dickinson Reads Area - Main Level

This Semester On Campus Book Display

Reference Area - Main Level

Music in the United States Poster Exhibit

Circulation Area - Main Level

Bound Memories: Dickinson Scrapbooks

Friends of the Library Area - Lower Level

ROTC at Dickinson

Archives Hallway - Lower Level

College Sweaters

Upper Level


Building Community at Dickinson



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Featured Publication

Applying Suspense to Archetypal Superheroes: Hitchcockian Ambiguity in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ian Boucher
Information Literacy Librarian

This essay argues that despite its action-oriented title, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice warrants analysis as a particularly ambitious development within the evolving superhero genre. It applies a remarkable amount of Hitchcockian thrills present in Hollywood’s foundations to a story pitting two protagonists against one another to create the first live-action Hitchcockian superhero thriller featuring branded characters.

Recommended Citation:

Boucher, I. R. (2018). Applying Suspense to Archetypal Superheroes: Hitchcockian Ambiguity in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Mise-En-Scène | The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, 3(1).


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