Sunday, November 9, 2014 - Monday, November 10, 2014
directed by Culley Guest Artist Chris Fields
Winner of the 1999 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Jessica Goldberg's Refuge tells the darkly funny and touching story of Amy, forced to care for her younger brother and sister, and a drifter she brings home one night. Refuge is a profoundly honest and original look at four young lives- lost and unsure of what's ahead, seeking a safe place but unsure of what safety means. The only refuge in sight may be in the distinctly heartbreaking and brutally funny language of the world Ms. Goldberg's characters inhabit.
Monday, November 10, 2014
CSP Lecture: Nell Irvin Painter
A lecture by a prolific and award-winning scholar
Each year the Cultural Studies Program hosts six distinguished speakers from outside the Occidental community, deliberately chosen to represent different fields and perspectives. All CSP Lecture Series events are held in Thorne Hall and begin at 11:45am and typically run about an hour. All of lectures are open to the public and admission is free.
Nell Irvin Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University. In addition to her earned doctorate in history from Harvard University, she has received honorary doctorates from Wesleyan, Dartmouth, SUNY-New Paltz, and Yale. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Nell Painter has also held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Antiquarian Society. A prolific and award-winning scholar, her most recent books are The History of White People, Creating Black Americans, and Southern History Across the Color Line. As a public intellectual, Professor Painter is frequently called upon for lectures and interviews on television and film.
The CSP Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.