Cornell College Events

Monday, April 8th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-12:00 pmChautauqua - Term 7 Thomas Commons
Shannon Reed, associate professor of English, presents "Why Do We Like Literary Characters?" Anyone who loves to read literature has entered a book, become a character and imagined being in that fictional world. Participants will talk about how and why we sometimes sympathize with characters. Why do we come to care about people who never lived? Does that kind of caring have any effect on who we are or how we behave? The course will consider what Aristotle, Samuel Johnson, and Adam Smith have said about these questions and consider recent ideas about literary characters. Along the way, we will discuss our own favorite stories and characters. Cost of the four-week program is $36. For more information call 895-4119.
3:30 pm-4:30 pm"Survivor Stories: Three Cornell Faculty Share Their Grandparents' Holocaust Survival Stories" Allee Chapel
Grandchildren of the Holocaust share stories from their families' lives. Speakers will be English Professor Rebecca Entel, Artist and Art Lecturer Elana Hagler, and Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow Mark Mayer. Sponsored by the chaplain, Spiritual Life Office, and Hillel.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Apr 7th-Apr 17thSenior art exhibit Peter Paul Luce Gallery
Apr 7th-Apr 8thWrite-In! Bowman-Carter

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