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Unweaving the Core: Homer, Bearden & Us

Date:April 11, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University
Morningside Campus
Hamilton Hall
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Columbia University by sending email to events-reply@columbia.edu or by calling 212-851-9275.

Romare Bearden’s collages and Penelope’s unweaving in The Odyssey offer students exciting models for how to “unweave” the Core and amplify the voices of those marginalized because of race or gender. The Unweaving the Core installation will create a new artistic tapestry with marginalized voices at the core of the canon, encouraging students to think creatively about the relationship between Homer and Harlem. Staged in Hamilton Hall on April 10,   2015, the installation will feature new student writing, art, music, and puppetry, as well as a performance of The Odyssey interwoven with other texts including narratives by people who were enslaved, war poetry, stories about migration, and other works from the Lit Hum syllabus and beyond.

Online registration is not required and is open to everyone.


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