Cornell College Events
Monday, April 8th (link)
|9:00 am-12:00 pm||Chautauqua - 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.
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