|11:00 am Feb 23rd||HAIG 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.
|4:30 pm Feb 27th||Kate Harding presents new work from Nasty Women anthology Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
The Center for the Literary Arts presents Distinguished Visiting Writer Kate Harding, who will share an essay from a forthcoming anthology she's co-editing with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, titled "Nasty Women: Feminist Writers on Living and Fighting in Trump's America" (Picador 2017).
Harding is author of the 2015 book “Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do About It” and co-editor of the anthologies “The Book of Jezebel: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Lady Things” and “Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere.” A prominent figure in Chicago’s live lit scene, she is teaching a course at Cornell College called "Live Lit: The Personal is Political." Her presentation will be followed by discussion and refreshments.
|11:00 am Mar 30th||HAIG Lecture Series: Katy Stavreva, "So Many Instruments of Memory: Printing Shakespeare's Sonnet 12 Thomas Commons|
Kirilka Stavreva, Professor of English and Director, Center for the Literary Arts, will present "So Many Instruments of Memory: Printing Shakespeare's Sonnet 122 on the Iron Hand-Press as Public Remembrance." In January 2016, Stavreva responded to a call, issued by Oxford University’s Bodleian Library to small presses worldwide, to contribute to a new, hand-printed collection of Shakespeare’s sonnets. For this initiative, commemorating Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, she chose sonnet 122, “Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain” – a poem about memory and forgetfulness. Her illustrated talk will address the printing history of Shakespeare’s Sonnets as shaping the public memory of the poet, and the choices that she made in contributing to public memory while printing Sonnet 122 on Cornell College’s 1876 iron hand-press.
|7:00 pm Apr 25th||Holocaust Memorial Speaker Thomas Commons|
Holocaust survivor Jacob Eisenbach will speak to the college community about his experiences. The speaker is a guest of the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County. This event is open to the public, sponsored by the Chaplain and Office of Spiritual Life.
|7:00 pm Apr 26th||Anderson Natural Science Lecture Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
|11:00 am Apr 27th||HAIG Lecture Series Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Oct 4th||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Oct 11th||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Nov 1st||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
|7:00 pm Nov 8th||Small Thomas Lecture - Tentative Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|