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Cornell Department of English

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September 2019

Reading by Jenny Xie

September 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Reading by Jenny Xie Thursday, September 19, 4:30 p.m. Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall The Fall 2019 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series kicks off with a reading by acclaimed Chinese American poet and National Book Award finalist Jenny Xie. Jenny Xie was born in Hefei, China, and raised in New Jersey. She is the author of Eye Level, which was selected by Juan Felipe Herrera for the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of…

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October 2019

MorganFest: A Robert Morgan Celebration

October 3
Silver Birch Suite, Statler Hall (5th floor), 7 East Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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MorganFest: A Robert Morgan Celebration Thursday, October 3, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. *Silver Birch Suite, Statler Hall (5th floor) *unless otherwise noted Cornell University’s Department of English is planning a major celebration to honor Robert Morgan. The event will include panels, a conversation, a reading, and other tributes to one of Cornell’s most beloved professors. An award-winning poet, fiction writer, novelist, historian and biographer and scholar, Morgan remains an inspiring teacher and beloved colleague. Please join us in celebrating…

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MorganFest Reading

October 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

MorganFest Reading Thursday, October 3, 4:30 p.m. Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall This reading is the culmination of a full-day celebration; see full MorganFest schedule on the Cornell Dept. of English events page. Featuring: Robert Morgan, Poet & Novelist Robert Morgan was born on October 3, 1944 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, near the Blue Ridge Mountains. His early studies included music, science, and engineering, but writing proved to be his truest passion. His first published books were collections of poems,…

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Reading by Desiree Cooper

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Reading by Desiree Cooper Thursday, October 24, 4:30 p.m. Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall, Cornell The Fall 2019 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series comes to a close with a reading by Pulitzer Prize-nominated Journalist & Women's Rights Activist Desiree Cooper. Desiree Cooper is a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow, former attorney and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist. Her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, has won numerous awards including 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award. Cooper’s fiction, poetry…

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November 2019

The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading by Dorothy Chan, Nicholas Friedman, Ruth Joffre, & Daniel Peña

November 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Philip Freund Prize for Creative Writing Alumni Reading by Dorothy Chan, Nicholas Friedman, Ruth Joffre, & Daniel Peña Thursday, November 14, 4:30 p.m. Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, 132 Goldwin Smith Hall Recipients of the 2019 Philip Freund Prize in Creative Writing for excellence in publication will read from their works: Dorothy Chan BA ‘12, Poet Dorothy Chan is the author of Revenge of the Asian Woman, Attack of the Fifty-Foot Centerfold, and the chapbook Chinatown Sonnets. She was a…

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The Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture by Richard Rambuss: “Milton, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Carnival—New Orleans Style”

November 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A.D. White House, 27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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The Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture by Richard Rambuss “Milton, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Carnival—New Orleans Style” Thursday, November 21, 4:30 p.m. Guerlac Room, A.D. White House Literature may be far from mind now when one thinks of what’s billed as the greatest bacchanal in the US: Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Yet a learned deployment of English literature—especially Renaissance literature—played a structuring role in a denotatively Anglo-American endeavor to appropriate and “elevate” Carnival traditions in multicultural New Orleans. This lecture focuses…

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