The Jordan Lecture: A Reading and Conversation with Valeria Luiselli
Join us for a reading and dialogue with author Valeria Luiselli, whose recent book Tell Me How It Ends chronicles the struggle of Central American minors seeking asylum in the United States. A reading from Luiselli's latest novel, Lost Children Archive, will precede a dialogue with Professor Nancy A. Hall of the Wellesley College Spanish Department.
This event is part of an ongoing series at the Newhouse on the topic of borders that asks the question: What is a border and whom does it seek to exclude and contain?
Presented in collaboration with the Spanish Department.
Mar 3, 3:45 PM, Mar 4, 12:45 PMGods and Robots: Myths and Ancient Dreams of Technology
Who first imagined robots? This talk explores how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and artificial intelligence were foreshadowed in classical antiquity.Event Date:Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 3:45pmEvent Date:Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:45pm
Apr 21, 4:30–6 PMLessons on a Literary Rivalry: Corneille and Racine, Dueling Playwrights
Newhouse Fellow Hélène Bilis explores competing plays on the same subject by different playwrights and the lessons on authorship, influence, and literary prestige these literary contests reveal.Event Date:Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:00pm
Mar 30, 4:30–6 PM
Apr 9, 4:30–6 PMConversation and Bilingual Poetry Reading: Martín Espada and Yara Liceaga-Rojas
Poets Martín Espada and Yara Liceaga-Rojas join us for readings from their latest works. This event will feature poetry and conversation in both English and Spanish.Event Date:Thursday, April 9, 2020 -4:30pm to 6:00pm
Mar 12, 4:30–6 PM