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Cornell Department of English

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February 2019

The 40th Anniversary of the Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture by Suzanne Akbari: “Chaucer’s Periodization”

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
A.D. White House, 27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850 United States
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The 40th Anniversary of the Paul Gottschalk Memorial Lecture by Suzanne Akbari “Chaucer’s Periodization” Thursday, February 28, 4:30 p.m. Guerlac Room, A.D. White House To talk about “Chaucer’s periodization” often means to ask how we ourselves think of Chaucer: as a quintessentially “medieval” poet, or as a harbinger of the “modern.” Instead, this lecture explores how Chaucer and his contemporaries saw their own place in time, focusing on the House of Fame, the Knight’s Tale, the Man of Law’s Tale,…

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March 2019

Reading by Elissa Washuta

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall, 7 East Ave
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Reading by Elissa Washuta, Nonfiction Writer Thursday, March 14, 4:30 p.m. Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall The Spring 2019 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series continues with a reading by nonfiction writer Elissa Washuta. Elissa Washuta is a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and a nonfiction writer. She is the author of Starvation Mode and My Body Is a Book of Rules, named a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. With Theresa Warburton, she is co-editor…

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April 2019

The Robert Chasen Memorial Poetry Reading by Claudia Rankine

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The Robert Chasen Memorial Poetry Reading by Claudia Rankine, Poet & Writer Thursday, April 18, 5:00 p.m. Alice Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall The Spring 2019 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series comes to a close with a reading by poet & writer Claudia Rankine. Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry. Rankine is the recipient of the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize and fellowships from the Lannan Foundation…

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May 2019

In A Word featuring Ishion Hutchinson & Carole Boyce Davies, In Conversation

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

In A Word featuring Ishion Hutchinson & Carole Boyce Davies, In Conversation Wednesday, May 1, 4:30 p.m. Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall Carole Boyce Davies is a professor of English and Africana Studies at Cornell University. She has held distinguished professorships at a number of institutions, including the Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject…

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