WHEN: Wednesday, April 24 at 7 pm

WHERE: Cornerstone Celeste Theatre

FREE and no tickets required

Barry Lopez is a recipient of the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the John Hay Medal, Guggenheim, Lannan, and National Science Foundation fellowships, Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction, the St. Francis of Assisi Award from DePaul University, and many more literary awards and honors.

Please join us on this day to enjoy the works of Mr. Lopez read by the author himself and to reflect on his life and work in conversation with his longtime friend and editor Mark Bryant.

Posted by jyim@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

Candidate Talk: “Observational Fiction Filmmaking – A Personal Presentation”

When: April 25, 3:30 pm

Where: Cornerstone Screening Room

Fiction filmmaker Gregori Viens is a candidate for the Visiting Assistant Professor position in filmmaking. In this talk, he will discuss and contextualize his work, exploring themes such themes as writing for satire, finding realism in acting, depicting cultural change in fiction and nonfiction filmmaking, documentary techniques, and independent film financing. The talk will highlight clips from his feature films, including the documentary “Island of Roses” (1995, Smithsonian Institution, Simon Wiesenthal Center), the feature comedy “Punching the Clown” (Slamdance Audience Award 2010), and his latest feature dramatic comedy “Punching Henry” (SxSW 2017, Showtime), starring Henry Phillips, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, and JK Simmons.

Gregori Viens is a multi-faceted independent filmmaker who holds an MFA from Syracuse University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts. He has taught filmmaking for over a decade at the university level, including at UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, and Occidental College.

Posted by jyim@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

WHEN: April 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

WHERE: Cornerstone Screening Room

This lecture by Luka Arsenjuk will develop some ideas concerning the figure of the migrant and the contemporary politics of movement (kinopolitics) by focusing on “Transit,” the most recent film by the German director Christian Petzold. Based on the film, Arsenjuk will sketch out a specifically dialectical conception of movement, according to which any continuous mobility must be analyzed as a result of the superimposition of heterogeneous movements and grasped from the perspective of discontinuity. Taking the concept of superimposition beyond mere reference to film technique, the talk will attempt to suggest the political and film-theoretical consequences of such a dialectical conception of movement.

Posted by jyim@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

***Learn how to improve your nonverbal communication skills through the creative and fun dance form of contact improv! Learn about the connections between nonverbal communication and consent (in sex and otherwise)!***

Active consent requires more than verbal communication, but we have very few opportunities to develop nonverbal communication skills. In this workshop, we will use contact improvisation to develop our ability to “speak” and “listen” non-verbally; as well as explore how these skills might benefit our relationships.

Posted by cpalmer@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

AH 200 – Topics in Art History: Turn of the Century Art of London, Paris & Vienna

Artistic and related intellectual, social and cultural developments in three important capitals of Europe circa 1880-1910. We will investigate the impact on art of this age of uncertainty and transition from traditional to modernist points of view, following themes of degeneration and decadence, anxiety and the inner life, and the preoccupation with sexuality, especially androgyny and the fatal woman. The class will examine a number of artists in depth, including Toulouse-Lautrec and Redon in Paris; Klimt and Schiele in Vienna; Burne-Jones and Beardsley in London. We will consider their work in relation to Freud, Schopenhauer, and Oscar Wilde, among others, as well as their repudiation of Victorian morals.

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Posted by kbritton@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

Tickets are available now at the Worner Desk for Roxane Gay, appearing on Monday, April 29, at 7:00 pm in Kathryn Mohrman Theater, Armstrong Hall. Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, and many others. She is the author of the books “Ayiti, An Untamed State,” “Bad Feminist,” “Difficult Women,” and “Hunger.” She is also the author of “World of Wakanda” for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.

Posted by ppyne@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

Congratulations to the 2019 Creative Writing Award Winners!

Adelaide Bender Reville Prize for Creative Non-Fiction
Judge: Steven Dunn

1st catalogue of encounters that have convinced me I might be breathing (by Tara Labovich)
2nd The Physical Feminine: Sex and Food (by Isabella Lawrence)
3rd Desert (by Elena Rodriguez)

James Yaffe Prize for Short Fiction
Judge: Jennifer Tseng

1st Friday Visits (by Ethan Knowles)
2nd Sheephead (by Braeden Yeo)
3rd The Lavender Menace (by Rachel Fitch)

Evelyn Bridges Poetry Contest
Judge: Juan Morales

1st “Birth, Ashes, the Fire Between” (by SethWilson Gray)
2nd “[Soviet] time perception is focused on the future, or sometimes on the past, but rarely on the present” (by Paulina Ukrainets)
3rd “The Porcupine Daughter (As If The Land Itself Speaks)” (by Maya Day)
4th “I Have Loved Before” (by Craig Carey)

Judges —
Jennifer Tseng is the author of three award-winning poetry collections; a collection of flash fiction, “The Passion of Woo and Isolde,” a Firecracker Award finalist and winner of an Eric Hoffer Book Award; and a novel, “Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness,” finalist for the PEN American Center’s Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the New England Book Award.

Steven Dunn, shortlisted for Granta magazine’s “Best of Young American Novelists,” is the author of two novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press: “water & power” and “Potted Meat,” which was co-winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize and finalist for a Colorado Book Award. “Potted Meat” has been adapted into the short film “The Usual Route” released by Foothills Productions in Spring 2019.

Juan Morales is the son of an Ecuadorian mother and Puerto Rican father. He is the author of three poetry collections, including “Friday and the Year That Followed,” “The Siren World,” and “The Handyman’s Guide to End Times.” His poetry has won awards and appeared in CSPAN2, Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Pleiades, Poetry Daily, among others. He is a CantoMundo Fellow, a Macondista, the editor and publisher of Pilgrimage Press. Juan Morales is the department chair of English and World Languages at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Posted by ppyne@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

The goal of this workshop is to help students develop a deeper knowledge of self, an important step in creating meaningful partnerships across lines of difference. This workshop is designed to help students learn how to build relationships across lines of difference, an important step in building effective movements and an essential skill for assembling political coalitions that can produce real change. TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH, 3:30-5pm, in the CCE House 1008 N. Weber

Posted by m_burns@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

Come join the Anthropology department on Thursday April 25 in the McHugh Commons above the Preserve for an afternoon of presentations, posters, and lunch. Seniors will be giving brief presentations on their research, followed by an open poster session. The event runs from 12-3pm.

Ella Axelrod – The Dead Man’s Cave Gulch Box: Strategies for Historic Caches

Yingru Chen – Migrant Workers in Precarity:Transitioning into a Post-Socialist and Neoliberalist Environment in Shenzhen, China

Breanna Conwell – The ‘Transferability’ of Food: Exploring Food as a Vector for the Exchange of Cross-Cultural Relationships and Life Histories at Colorado College

Audrey Dervarics – Dictated by Disease: Increased susceptibility of immigrants in 17th Century Maryland due to new pathogenic environment

Yuxuan Feng – Transformation from Socialism to Post-Socialism in China’s Industrial Rustbelt: The Past, Present, and Future as a Möbius Loop

Nikki Mills – Archaeologist-Private Collector Collaborations: A Student Perspective

Sophia Pray – De-Mystifying the Gender-Based Violence Discourse
A Linguistic Analysis of Public Reception to Historically Prominent Male Perpetrators

Ziyu Zhao – Making and Remaking Shangrila: The Confrontation and Negotiation between Tibetan Cultural Preservation and State-Sponsored Tourism

Posted by sstansel@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.

Outdoor Education and the Ahlberg Gear House is hosting the “Spring Gear Sale” TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 24th from 3-5pm on Yampa (Autrey) Field in conjunction with “Pride Outside”.

Come check out some super discounted gear that’s still in great shape or find a new project to repair and get some more years out of. Have outdoor equipment that you no longer use, or don’t have the space to store it over the summer? Sell it at our event! Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to buy or sell outdoor equipment within our CC Community!

A sneak peak at the types of gear for sale. backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, paddling equipment, ski equipment, retro outdoor attire, and more!

Interested in selling? Bring your items by 2:45pm to set up and stage your gear (note, you must be present and are responsible for your own transactions)

Come prepared! Outdoor Education only accepts CASH or CHECK at for our items; however Venmo is a great option for purchasing from private sellers.

Hope to see you there!

Contact Rachael Abler (rabler@coloradocollege.edu) with any questions.

Posted by rabler@coloradocollege.edu for the April 23, 2019 digest.