CANCELED: Reading by Patrick Somerville


Reading by Patrick Somerville
Thursday, April 30, 4:30 p.m.
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, G70 Klarman Hall

The Spring 2020 Barbara & David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series comes to a close with a reading by screenwriter & novelist Patrick Somerville. Patrick Somerville is a Cornell alum (MFA ’05) and the creator of the series Maniac (Netflix), as well as two upcoming series, Station 11 and Made For Love (HBO Max). He got his start writing for television on the FX drama The Bridge and later wrote for the second and third seasons of HBO’s The Leftovers. Somerville is the author of two short story collections and the novels This Bright River and The Cradle.

CANCELED: Lecture by Dr. L.H. Stallings


Lecture by Dr. L.H. Stallings (Georgetown University)
To Be Without Form: Sexuality Without a Publics in the 21st Century
Thursday, April 9, 4:30 p.m.
Guerlac Room, A.D. White House

In this talk, Stallings will discuss portions of her transdisciplinary funk studies project: Black Saeculum: An Erospatiography, which discusses the end of sex and gender as we know it through an experiment with forms of writing and film about sex and race: erotica, pornography, and academic writing on sex. If the first half of the new world order was spent heralding the biological/physiological realness/naturalness of sexuality, as well as accepting the cultural factors that denaturalizes sex and gender and society. This next quarter of human development and evolution needs to be spent on theorizing the galactic/cosmic meaning of it. That is to speculate how our theories of the universe and theories of sex are intertwined; how this knowledge might matter to new genres of the human not addressed in existing publics and counter publics.

'An Ear for Drama' Seeks Scripts From Student Groups

You might listen to three podcasts a week, some streaming from a favorite website or others downloaded to your phone… But what entertainment could be found through your headphones beforethe internet? Enter the RADIO DRAMA! Wikipedia reminds us that radio drama first appeared in the 1920s and quickly rose in popularity. In the 1940s, it was a leading form of popular entertainment for children and adults; and one they often enjoyed together. The invention of the television stunted this popularity, but radio dramas have continued to be produced over the past 90 years.