Cornell College Events

Thursday, February 23rd

Time Event Title
9:30 am-10:00 amStory Time Cole Library
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.
11:00 am-12:00 pmHAIG Lecture: "Looking for Love in the Big City, Intimacy, Risk and Marriage in turn-of-the-century Thomas Commons
Tyler Carrington, assistant professor of German studies, will deliver "Looking for Love in the Big City, Intimacy, Risk and Marriage in turn-of-the-century Berlin,” a talk based on his book project exploring the search for love in Berlin at a time when both the possibilities and risks of romantic involvement were greater than ever before. Love—not politics or the economy or even the eccentricities of the Kaiser—was the hot topic in Berlin around 1900. Berliners complained that they had neither time, money, nor social opportunities to find it, and the nature of modern city life seemed to make intimacy, marriage, and even love itself so fleeting that only the luckiest few had a shot at grabbing hold of it. And yet the allure of falling in love and being in love absolutely enchanted city dwellers, and Berliners responded by forging new--and distinctly modern--paths towards love that were at once risky (and even deadly), successful, and in every case emblematic of the tensions of the modern world.
7:00 pm-9:00 pmGerman Film Viewing: "Morris from America" Zamora's Market
Join us at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 23, in Zamora's in the Thomas Commons for a viewing of the 2016 film "Morris from America." At once a comedy and a moving coming-of-age story, the movie follows 13-year-old Morris (Markees Christmas), an African-American who moves with his father (Craig Robinson) from Brooklyn to Heidelberg, Germany, and struggles to fit in with his new peers. Morris dreams of becoming a rapper but finds himself dismissed and stereotyped in a EDM-obsessed youth culture. Morris must navigate adolescence, racism, and the German language in this Sundance-selected film. Brief discussion to follow. All are welcome! Sponsored by German Studies and led by Professor Tyler Carrington.

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