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March 2017

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GSC Event: Letter of Rec Workshop

GSC Event: Letter of Rec Workshop

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
302 Philosophy
Event Category: 
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Mar 8 - The Graduate Student Council is hosting a Letter of Recommendation writing workshop featuring Aaron Ritzenberg and Eleanor Johnson. The event will be 3/8 at 10 am and will be held 302 Philosophy.

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A Tribute to John Berger, featuring Teju Cole & Geoff Dyer, Thursday 30 & Friday 31 March 2017

A Tribute to John Berger, featuring Teju Cole & Geoff Dyer, Thursday 30 & Friday 31 March 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:15pm
Location: 
Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, Journalism School, ground floor
Event Category: 
Talks

Bruce Robbins and Matt Hart have collaborated with Sharon Marcus and the Public Books team to organize an event in tribute to the great John Berger, the great English man of letters and public intellectual, who died on January 2 at the age of 90.  
 
Keynote lectures will be delivered by Teju Cole (Thursday March 30) and Geoff Dyer (Friday March 31). Other events include a screening of The Seasons at Quincy, a 2016 documentary film about Berger, directed by Tilda Swinton among others; and panels featuring both established academics and younger scholars and critics who’ve been influenced by Berger, including our own MA student, Ratik Asokan.
 
The event poster is attached below, but for a full program, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/420025005002486/. And be sure not to miss “Public House,” the first-ever Public Books happy hour, to be held at Bernheim and Schwartz immediately following Geoff Dyer’s keynote.
 

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY MARCH 30th

Location: Brown Institute, Pulitzer Hall, Journalism School, ground floor

 

6:15PM Keynote Lecture: Teju Cole

Introduction: Sharon Marcus, Dean of the Humanities, Columbia University, and Co-Editor, Public Books

 

FRIDAY MARCH 31st

Location: Pupin 428 (one floor down from campus level)

 

9:15 Opening Remarks

Bruce Robbins, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

 

9:30 Panel: A Thinker of Our Time

Moderator: Anne Higonnet, Art History and Public Books

 

Jonathan Crary, Art History

Jane Gaines, School of the Arts

Siddhartha Deb, The New School

 

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Roundtable: New Ways of Seeing

Moderator: Bruce Robbins

 

Johanna Gosse, post-doc, Art History

Ratik Asokan, MA student, English, and The Baffler

Annie Wyman, Writer

Barnaby Raine, PhD student, History

 

12:30 Lunch

 

2:00 Film Screening

Screening of The Seasons at Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, dir. Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Bartek Dziadosz, and Christopher Roth (2016)

Discussant: Laura Kipnis

 

4:00 Coffee Break

 

4:30 Final Keynote: Geoff Dyer

Introduction: Matthew Hart, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

 

6:00 Public House

Join us for drinks and conversation at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor SoHa (1135 Amsterdam Ave)!

 

Sponsored by Public Books and Columbia University’s Office of the President; Office of the Dean of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; School of the Arts; Department of Art History and Archaeology; and the 20/21 Colloquium in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

 
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03/30/2017 - 6:15pm
 
A Tribute to John Berger, feat. Teju Cole & Geoff Dyer, 30-31 March 2017

A Tribute to John Berger, feat. Teju Cole & Geoff Dyer, 30-31 March 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 9:15am
Location: 
Pupin 428 (one floor down from campus level)
Event Category: 
Talks

Bruce Robbins and Matt Hart have collaborated with Sharon Marcus and the Public Books team to organize an event in tribute to the great John Berger, the great English man of letters and public intellectual, who died on January 2 at the age of 90.  
 
Keynote lectures will be delivered by Teju Cole (Thursday March 30) and Geoff Dyer (Friday March 31). Other events include a screening of The Seasons at Quincy, a 2016 documentary film about Berger, directed by Tilda Swinton among others; and panels featuring both established academics and younger scholars and critics who’ve been influenced by Berger, including our own MA student, Ratik Asokan.
 
The event poster is attached below, but for a full program, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/420025005002486/. And be sure not to miss “Public House,” the first-ever Public Books happy hour, to be held at Bernheim and Schwartz immediately following Geoff Dyer’s keynote.
 

 

 

FRIDAY MARCH 31st

Location: Pupin 428 (one floor down from campus level)

 

9:15 Opening Remarks

Bruce Robbins, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

 

9:30 Panel: A Thinker of Our Time

Moderator: Anne Higonnet, Art History and Public Books

 

Jonathan Crary, Art History

Jane Gaines, School of the Arts

Siddhartha Deb, The New School

 

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Roundtable: New Ways of Seeing

Moderator: Bruce Robbins

 

Johanna Gosse, post-doc, Art History

Ratik Asokan, MA student, English, and The Baffler

Annie Wyman, Writer

Barnaby Raine, PhD student, History

 

12:30 Lunch

 

2:00 Film Screening

Screening of The Seasons at Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, dir. Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, Bartek Dziadosz, and Christopher Roth (2016)

Discussant: Laura Kipnis

 

4:00 Coffee Break

 

4:30 Final Keynote: Geoff Dyer

Introduction: Matthew Hart, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

 

6:00 Public House

Join us for drinks and conversation at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor SoHa (1135 Amsterdam Ave)!

 

Sponsored by Public Books and Columbia University’s Office of the President; Office of the Dean of Humanities, Arts & Sciences; School of the Arts; Department of Art History and Archaeology; and the 20/21 Colloquium in the Department of English and Comparative Literature.

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03/31/2017 - 9:15am
 
 
 
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