Thursday, April 17, 2014
Reading by authors Maggie Nelson and Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
The English department invites the Oxy community to a reading by writer and Professor Sarah Shun-lien Bynum and poet, art critic and essayist Maggie Nelson.
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum received her MFA from The Iowa Writers Workshop and teaches writing at Otis College of Arts and Design; Her short stories have been published in The New Yorker, Tin House, The Georgia Review
and in Best American Short Stories. She is the author of Madeleine is Sleeping, a finalist for The National Book Award, and Ms. Hempel Chronicles.
Maggie Nelson, poet, art critic and essayist received her PhD from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York is a faculty member in the CalArts MFA program. She is the author of four books of nonfiction and four books of poetry, including "Women, the New York School, and Other TrueAbstractions", "Something Bright, Then Holes", "The Art of Cruelty", "Jane: A Murder", and "Bluets". In 2010 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in
Nonfiction and in 2011 she won a NEA award for Poetry.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Karen Crouse on "Lady in the Locker Room: The Bare Truth"
NY Times sports writer Karen Crouse will speak about what inspired her to become a sports writer, the challenges she faces in the industry as a woman, and her brave stance against covering August National because of its ban on women golfers (since overturned).
Karen has been a sports columnist for The New York Times since June 2005. Prior to joining the Times, she worked as a sports columnist for four years at the Palm Beach Post. Ms. Crouse is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she majored in journalism and was a member of the Trojan women's swim team. She grew up in Santa Clara, Ca., and started her newspaper career in Savannah, GA. at the Savannah News Press.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Othello is Shakespeare’s remarkable domestic tragedy. Almost a chamber play, against the background of the tumult of Venetian trade wars, Othello follows five characters trapped inside the violent revenge fantasy of theater’s most chilling psychopath. At the heart of his play, Shakespeare retells the Italian writer Cinthio’s story of African Othello, the great general of Venice, driven mad with jealousy at the hands of his trusted officer, Iago. It is a uniquely powerful and moving experience as we watch the most improbable, and simultaneously hopeful, love story—of winter and spring, black and white—disintegrate before us in the hands of what Coleridge called “motiveless malignity.”
Othello also performs April 18-19, 25-26 at 7:30pm; April 27 at 2:00pm; and May 17 at 8:30pm
Director John Bouchard will give a talk following the April 18 performance
Friday, April 18, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014
Relay for Life
Relay is an awesome opportunity to come together to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back against cancer--all while building closer relationships with your team and the Oxy Community!
To sign up and create a team: relayforlife.org/occidentalca
Join the Relay facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/
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