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2011 Syracuse Symposium: IDENTITY

Symposium Line-up for 2011

KELIY ANDERSON-STALEY
Photographer, tintype portraits: Light Work Artist-in-Residence
Exhibition: August 15-October 14
Gallery reception:
Thursday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.
Light Work Main Gallery in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center, Watson Hall

KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH
Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3

ILLUMINATING OPPRESSION:
9th ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (HRFF)
Thursday, September 15 – Saturday, September 17
This three-day festival explores human rights issues through award-winning documentaries and feature films from around the world.
Life Sciences Complex Auditorium, Room 001

DAVID ENG
Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, September 19, 4 p.m.
500 Hall of Languages

CORRESPONDING PERSPECTIVES: POETRY, PROSE AND PHOTOGRAPHY
CHRISTOPH KELLER
Swiss-born novelist, playwright, photographer and author of Der beste Tänzer
JAN HELLER LEVI
Poet and faculty member of the MFA Program, Hunter College
Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall

SARAH SCHULMAN
Distinguished Professor of Humanities (CUNY)
Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall

IAN SHIPSEY
Julian Schwinger Distinguished Professor of Physics, Purdue University
Thursday, October 6, 4 p.m.
Maxwell Auditorium

DAVID SEDARIS
Author, humorist and public radio contributor
Tuesday, October 11, 6 p.m.
Goldstein Auditorium, Schine Student Center

FILM SCREENING: DOLPHIN BOY
Syracuse International Film Festival
Wednesday, October 12, 7 p.m.
Palace Theatre
by DANI MENKIN
*TICKETED EVENT: syrfilmfest.com
In Dolphin Boy, Morad, a teenager from an Arab village in the north of Israel, disconnects himself from those around him following a violent assault. As a last resort, before hospitalization in a mental institution, his devoted father takes him to be treated with dolphins in Eilat.

FILM SCREENING: RAISING RENEE
Syracuse International Film Festival
Saturday. October 15, 3:00p.m.
Robert B. Menschel Media Center, Watson Hall
by STEVEN ASCHER and JEANNE JORDAN
*TICKETED EVENT: syrfilmfest.com
Raising Renee, a feature-length documentary, is the story of accomplished artist Beverly McIver and her promise to take care of her mentally disabled sister Renee after their mother dies.

BOB GATES
Photographer: Last Transfer: Identity & Liminality
Saturday, October 15 – Monday, November 14
Exhibition: Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center
Artist Lecture: Tuesday, October 18, 7 p.m., Gifford Auditorium, H.B. Crouse Hall

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR
October 19 - November 6
Archbold Theater, Syracuse Stage
by TOM GRIFFIN
Directed by TIMOTHY BOND
*TICKETED EVENT: syracusestage.org
In celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Arc of Onondaga, Syracuse Symposium is pleased to support the Syracuse Stage production of The Boys Next Door, a gentle comedy from the late 80s set in a group home for the developmentally disabled. As playwright Griffin reveals the daily struggles of his characters to make sense of their world and their places in it, he reminds us to consider how much we take for granted every day.

SOCIETY FOR NEW MUSIC: THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE IMAGINATION
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
Photographer, folklorist, and storyteller
GREG WANAMAKER
Contemporary Musician and Professor of Composition and Theory at the Crane School of Music, State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam
Sunday, October 23, 4 p.m.
Hendricks Chapel

MOIRA GUNN
Host of NPR’s Tech Nation
Panel discussion, The State of the Earth, with panelists Carol Finn, research geophysicist at the U. S. Geological Survey; Pamela Matson, A MacArthur Fellow and dean of the School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University; and Elsa Reichmanis, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 p.m. Hendricks Chapel

CONTEMPORARY AWARD-WINNING POETS
CORNELIUS EADY
Professor of English and the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Missouri-Columbia
DORIANNE LAUX
Poet and faculty member of the MFA program, North Carolina State University
Thursday, October 27, 7 p.m.
YMCA’s Downtown Writer’s Center, 340 Montgomery Street


Prior Syracuse Symposium posters.
Prior Syracuse Symposium posters.
Prior Syracuse Symposium posters.