Events

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
214 Pupin Hall, Columbia University

Apr 30 -- Please join the Harriman Institute and the Department of English and Comparative Literature for a lecture by Elena Vogman (Free University of Berlin), "Dance of Values: Sergei Eisenstein’s 'Capital' Project."
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 1:00pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Oct 11 -- The Columbia University Seminar in Material Texts celebrates the publication of Book Parts (eds. Duncan & Smythe, Oxford University Press), a collection of essays on the history of the book. Featuring talks from contributors to the volume including Nicholas Dames and Jenny Davidson.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:15pm
Heyman Center, 2nd floor Common Room

Oct 21 -- Sharon Marcus will discuss her new book, The Culture of Celebrity. Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive? In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame. Icons are not merely famous for being famous; the media alone cannot make or break stars; fans are not simply passive dupes. Instead, journalists, the public, and celebrities themselves all compete, passionately and expertly, to shape the stories we tell about celebrities and fans. The result: a high-stakes drama as endless as it is unpredictable.
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
754 Schermerhorn Extension

Oct 28 -- Poet, novelist, and playwright R. Zamora Linmark will read from his new novel, The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart, a story about a seventeen-year-old boy’s journey through first love and first heartbreak, guided by his personal hero, Oscar Wilde. The reading will be introduced and moderated by Professor Denise Cruz (English and Comparative Literature), and copies of The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart and Rolling the R’s will be available for purchase.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
Heyman Center, 2nd floor Common Room

Oct 29 -- The New Humanities Faculty Salons are an opportunity to meet the six new faculty members joining Columbia during the 2019-20 school year. Learn more about these scholars -- including our own Hannah Weaver -- and their research over drinks and snacks in a casual setting,
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 2:30pm
Films at Lincoln Center

Nov 1-3 -- Ritwik Ghatak retrospective ("Poetry and Partition") at Lincoln Center with a mini-conference ("Global Ritwik?") in Buell Hall on Nov 3
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 6:30pm
Butler Library, room 523

Nov 18 -- Tonight's lecture with Professor Farah Griffin is part of a series honoring the female writers featured in the new Butler Banner Project.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:00pm
754 Schermerhorn Extension

Nov 19 -- Please join the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Department of English and Comparative Literature for a talk by Jacob Edmond on the work of poetry in the age of global media.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Mathematics Building, room 417

Nov 20 -- Join us for our final co-sponsored event of the semester! In the frame of the recently published volume Women Mobilizing Memory (CUP 2019), editors and contributors will talk about their contribution to the book in an Armenian/Turkish context. Featured artists and writers for this event include Nicole Gervasio, Nancy Kricorian, Silvina Der Meguerditchian and Aylin Tekiner with moderator Jean Howard.
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Buell Hall, Maison Francaise, Columbia University

Dec 2 - Please join us as we remember our friend and colleague, George Stade. https://english.columbia.edu/announcements/george-stade-1933-2019

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