Cornell University: In A Word ft. Joanie Mackowski & Elisha Cohn, In Conversation

The Cornell University Creative Writing Program presents the In a Word series. This will showcase the Creative Writing Program’s influences and contributions to the literary world by its dedicated faculty of fiction writers and poets. Poet Joanie Mackowski will read and converse with scholar Elisha Cohn about their work. Refreshments and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Cornell TRANS*forming Literature: A Reading & Conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley

The Cornell University Department of English presents TRANS*forming Literature: A Reading & Conversation with Ryka Aoki, Helen Boyd, & Ely Shipley. The Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series wraps up with a reading and conversation with:
Ryka Aoki: Poet, Novelist, & Composer
Helen Boyd: Writer & Educator
Ely Shipley: Poet

Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Cornell University: The Wendy Rosenthal Gellman Lecture on Modern Literature by Lawrence Buell

The Cornell University Department of English presents the Wendy Rosenthal Gellman Lecture on Modern Literature by Lawrence Buell of Harvard University. This lecture is entitled, “Remembering the Future to Keep It from Happening: Environmental Imagination in the Anthropocene.” The well-attested interdependences between the processes of memory and anticipation go a long way toward explaining both the power of environmental memory as a driver of bodies, minds, and peoples as well as its resistance to executive control. Nowhere are these complexities more revealingly on display than in works of creative imagination, which, so regarded, underscore the importance of the environmental humanities in confronting the challenges of the Anthropocene era. The Gellman Lecture, featuring a distinguished scholar of modern literature, was established by a generous gift from Wendy Rosenthal Gellman ‘81, who majored in English at Cornell.

Cotton: Companies, Fashion and the Fabric of our Lives

Cotton has been part of the human experience since ancient times, as fiber, yarn, textile, garment, and much more. Join us for a book talk about the world of cotton and how it became the fabric of our lives. Tasha Lewis, editor of Cotton (Intellect Ltd.), will discuss the importance of this major resource for fashion businesses, the integrity of the industry, and the evolution of fashion design in the United States. Topics in her new book include the role of brands in the marketing of goods and the importance of the “Made in the USA” campaign. Her book is based on an investigative research project that deployed undergraduate and graduate students, faculty researchers and businesses that rely on cotton to make their garments.

Cornell Botanic Gardens Art Exhibit, “Blooms From Being Planted 2018”

“Blooms From Being Planted 2018” is an art exhibit of Photographic Images by Mary Kay Marks, an artist, and photographer from Cortland, New York. Cornell Botanic Gardens plays an integral part in her artwork; this exhibit started as photographs taken in the garden. Once she has a photo, she decides whether she wants to “play” with it, using Adobe Photoshop to manipulate and/or crop the image into her own creation. Sometimes the manipulation results in softening the image and other times intensifying it. Photography was mainly used for family and vacations photos until she created a notecard collection for Mother as a Mother’s Day gift.

Cornell University Reading by Julie Schumacher

The Cornell University Department of English presents a book reading by writer Julie Schumacher as part of the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Series. Julie Schumacher (MFA Cornell 1986) is the author of nine books, including the national bestseller Dear Committee Members, winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is the only woman to have won the Thurber Prize. Schumacher’s first novel, The Body Is Water, was an ALA Notable Book of the Year and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and her essays and short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chronicle for Higher Education. Most recently, she is the author of Doodling for Academics – a Coloring and Activity Book, and of the forthcoming novel The Shakespeare Requirement.

Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading ft. J. Robert Lennon & Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

The Cornell Department of English presents the Richard Cleveland Memorial Reading, featuring J. Robert Lennon, fiction writer, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, poet. Part of the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series at Cornell University. The Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading was created in 2002 by family and friends of Richard Cleaveland, Cornell Class of ’74, to honor his memory. Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

Cornell University Poetry Reading by Julie Sheehan

Cornell University Dept. of English presents the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series. The series kicks off with a reading by poet Julie Sheehan, Distinguished Visiting Writer of the Cornell University Department of English for the Spring 2018 Semester. Reception and book signing to follow in the English Lounge, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall.

An Exploration Of Contemporary Aboriginal Art At Cornell

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No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting is an exhibit showcasing the work of nine Aboriginal artists from the remote northwest region of Australia. The paintings incorporate sacred and ceremonial objects, traditional symbols and themes with a modern interpretation. The exhibit opened this week at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell. Andy Weislogel is a curator at the Johnson Museum and he joined Crystal Sarakas to talk about the exhibition. The nine artists whose work is part of the exhibition are Paddy Bedford, Janangoo Butcher Cherel, Tommy Mitchell, Ngarra, Boxer Milner Tjampitjin, Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri, Tjumpo Tjapanangka, Billy Joongoorra Thomas, and Prince of Wales (Midpul). The exhibition is on display through August 14 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca.