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Level One Gallery - O'Neill Library Exhibits

The Best of The Laughing Medusa

March 1 - March 30, 2012


The women of The Laughing Medusa Council proudly present their first full exhibit of Boston College’s Women’s Literature and Arts Journal: “The Best ofThe Laughing Medusa”. After a ten-year hiatus, The Laughing Medusa reappeared on The Heights in the spring of 2006 and publishes annually. The name for the publication comes from an essay by the French feminist Hélène Cixous. Cixous famously transformed the traditional image of the mythical medusa monster into a figure of beauty. She wrote, “You only have to look at the Medusa straight on to see her. And she’s not deadly, she’s beautiful and she’s laughing”. The Laughing Medusa looks to celebrate the beautiful and diverse voices of the women on BC’s campus. This exhibit highlights some of the visual and written works from 2006-2011.

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Level One Gallery is an exhibition area in the O'Neill Library. Current students, alumni, faculty members, and Boston College staff are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals. 

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