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October 2019

“America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today” with Pamela S. Nadell

October 16 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this groundbreaking history, Pamela Nadell asks what does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? Weaving together stories from the colonial era’s matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter poet Emma Lazarus to union organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nadell shows two threads binding the nation’s Jewish women: a strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place. Informed by the shared values of America’s founding and…

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Queer Arts Initiative: Poetry

October 17 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to create your own queer art piece? Come learn from Jones Lecturer in Poetry Charif Shanahan! This weekly series will delve into the work of contemporary queer poets and give students space to create their own pieces with visiting artists and opportunities for personal feedback. this is one series you won’t want to FOMO over this Fall Quarter. All are Welcome, No experience Necessary! Writing Supplies, Snacks, and Lots of Queer Validation Provided 🖤 Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter…

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Queer Arts Initiative: Poetry

October 17 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to create your own queer art piece? Come learn from Jones Lecturer in Poetry Charif Shanahan! This weekly series will delve into the work of contemporary queer poets and give students space to create their own pieces with visiting artists and opportunities for personal feedback. this is one series you won’t want to FOMO over this Fall Quarter. All are Welcome, No experience Necessary! Writing Supplies, Snacks, and Lots of Queer Validation Provided 🖤 Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter…

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Stanford Litquake

October 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This year, the Bay Area’s annual book festival, Litquake, celebrates its 20th anniversary. Litquake began in 1999 as a day-long event and has since grown to be the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, composed of 200 events, 700 authors, and drawing over 21,000 attendees. To commemorate this special occasion, Stanford Litquake will bring to the stage five extraordinary writers currently teaching at Stanford who will read from their most recent works: Samina Ali (Madras on Rainy Days),…

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Continuing Studies Student Reading at the Stanford Bookstore

October 18 9:30 am - 11:30 am

On Friday, October 18, the Stanford Bookstore will host a reading featuring students who recently completed the Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing. From 9:30-11:30am, students will share 5-minute selections from the books they completed after their years studying the craft with Stanford Continuing Studies. There’s a coffee shop inside the bookstore, so come grab a cup of joe and listen to some wonderful writing from novels that are finished, but yet to hit the presses! Free and open to…

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“And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?” Book Presentation by Lawrence Weschler

October 22 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Long-time New Yorker writer and noted non-fiction author Lawrence Weschler comes to the Cantor to present his most recent book, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks. Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks (author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) in the early 1980s when he set out to profile the neurologist for The New Yorker. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until, for personal reasons, Sacks asked Weschler…

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‘A Feeling That Excrement Was Dripping from My Tongue’

October 22 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Liberal institutions, from art museums to higher education are under pressure from feminists and identity-oriented progressives to treat newly created categories of offense, umbrage and vulnerability as public health issues, to shut down injurious forms of expression. Advocates of proscription, code-making, shaming and speech regulation on the cultural left  are partnering with corporate HR departments and campus administrators to advocate job loss and penury as suitable punishments for an expanding range of offenses, especially when it comes to sexuality. Is…

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Rooted Words XI: “The Time Is Now”

October 23 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rooted Words is a community reading series, emerging from the Earth Systems Program and the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences but enthusiastically open to all. We meet on the fifth Wednesday of each quarter under the spreading blue oaks near the Electioneer Road gates at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm. Students, staff, faculty, friends and community members are all welcome to bring a short sample of their own writing to share (5 minutes or shorter please) or…

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Stegner Fellow Reading with Brendan Bowles and Derrick Austin

October 23 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brendan Bowles  Derrick Austin  Free and Open to the Public. Reading with first year Stegner Fellows in Fiction and Poetry, Brendan Bowles and Derrick Austin  Brendan Bowles was born in London, Ontario. He holds an MA from the University of Toronto and an MFA from UMass Amherst. His work has been published and produced for stage and radio and has been generously supported by fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown,The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and…

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Alumni Oral Histories at Reunion Weekend

October 24 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Stanford Historical Society (SHS) wants to hear about the Stanford alumni’s experiences of their class. At each Reunion Homecoming Weekend, SHS Oral History Program staff and volunteers conduct interviews for the Stanford Alumni Stories collection. During 2019 Reunion Homecoming Weekend, the Society will focus especially on the experiences of the classes of 1959, 1969, 1994 and 1999, but all alumni are welcome! Interviews will last about 30 minutes. Interview topics include life at student residences, student groups and communities,…

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“Nostalgia for the Present: Forgetting the Torah in Rabbinic Judaism” with Mira Balberg

October 24 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The idea that the Torah was collectively forgotten in the past, or is destined to be forgotten in the future, is a recurring trope in the rabbinic literature of late antiquity. The talk explores the origins of this idea as well as its development and various uses in rabbinic literature. It proposes that the rabbis’ engagement with the notion that the Torah is not eternal, but rather bound to be lost, offers a prism though which we can learn both…

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Queer Arts Initiative: Poetry

October 24 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to create your own queer art piece? Come learn from Jones Lecturer in Poetry Charif Shanahan! This weekly series will delve into the work of contemporary queer poets and give students space to create their own pieces with visiting artists and opportunities for personal feedback. this is one series you won’t want to FOMO over this Fall Quarter. All are Welcome, No experience Necessary! Writing Supplies, Snacks, and Lots of Queer Validation Provided 🖤 Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter…

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Open House: Newly acquired medieval and early modern books and manuscripts

October 25 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Friday, October 25th, 2019, there will be an Open House featuring newly-acquired manuscripts and rare books in the Barchas Room of the Special Collections Department of Green Library from 11:00am-2:00pm. A particular focus of this event will be a selection of Ottoman manuscripts in Arabic, Turkish, and Persian with Islamic Studies and South Asian Studies curator Ryan Perkins on hand to discuss the strong manuscript traditions in the Islamicate world and the relatively late adoption of print.  In addition,…

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What Is A Public Intellectual Today: Alexander Chee

October 28 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Essayist and novelist Alexander Chee will join HPWP Director Laura Goode for a discussion about craft and career. The author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, as well as the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Chee is a contributing editor at the New Republic and an editor at large at Virginia Quarterly Review. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays 2016, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, the New Yorker, T Magazine, Slate, Vulture, and many others.…

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Layli Long Soldier Reading, part of the Lane Lecture Series

October 28 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Layli Long Soldier Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in POETRY Magazine, The New York Times, The American Poet , The American Reader , The Kenyon Review Online , BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship,…

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Contemplation By Design Summit

October 29 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Free events will be offered Oct. 29 – Nov. 7, 2019 to further balance, tranquility, resilience, and creative excellence. CBD Summit participants will have the opportunity to take a break from their high-level output of productivity and innovation in order to rest and renew the mind-body-spirit. The full 2019 Summit schedule will be posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit.php. Registration will open on September 10, 2019. All events are FREE. Contemplation By Design is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, campus-wide program cultivating resileince, well-being and…

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Layli Long Soldier Colloquium, part of the Lane Lecture Series

October 29 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Layli Long Soldier Free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required. Part of the Lane Lecture Series. Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in POETRY Magazine, The New York Times, The American Poet , The American Reader , The Kenyon Review Online , BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship,…

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“Jewish Law and Modesty: Hair Covering, Body Covering, and Living in a Revealing Society “

October 29 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch colloquium with Michael Broyde (Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law). TBA

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Linking the Past, Forging the Future: A Symposium on Chained Bindings in Forms Old and New

October 29 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On October 29th, 2019, the David Rumsey Map Center will host a half-day symposium on chained bindings. This symposium will explore the materials and techniques used in chained bindings for medieval books, as well as the work of conserving and of reconstructing them in the modern era. This event provides us with the opportunity to engage with broader questions. For example, what does it mean to create a model of a chained binding in the modern world of digital materials,…

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CBD 2019: Professor Grant Parker discusses Aristotle’s Way: How ancient wisdom can change your life

October 29 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Discover how Aristotle can be a resource for your happiness. Professor Grant Parker, Stanford Dept. of  Classics, chair 2015-18, will explore Aristotle’s practical ideas on virtue, work, friendship and happiness as portrayed in Edith Hall’s book Aristotle’s Way. In a 2019 New York Times book review, John Kaag, professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, wrote “Aristotelian life is…about identifying the particular talents or natural proclivities that each of us has, and then pursuing a path, consistently and…

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The 2019 Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Distinguised Lecture

October 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Following over a year of investigation and collaboration with Stanford students and researchers, artist Mark Dion revealed The Melancholy Museum: Love, Death and Mourning at Stanford at the Cantor Arts Center. The installation presents over 700 objects associated with the Stanford family assembled in cabinets reminiscent of the great cabinets of curiosities in art history and of Victorian mourning cabinets. In this presentation, Dion discusses his Stanford project, its relationship to installations he has created at other universities, and many…

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Another Look Book Club: Alfred Hayes’s “My Face for the World to See”

October 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Screenwriter, television writer, and novelist Alfred Hayes (1911-85) published My Face for the World to See when he was 47. His noir novella explores Hollywood in the 1950s. In The Los Angeles Review of Books, filmmaker Alex Harvey called it “his most achieved portrait of male self-deception … a sharp, forensic examination of power and money…” Leading author Tobias Wolff, a National Medal of Arts recipient and Stanford professor emeritus of English, will lead the discussion. He will be joined by Stanford Prof.…

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“Answers from the Great Beyond”: Halloween Open House in Green Library

October 31 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This Halloween event looks at seances and other means of communication between the dead and the living. What does it mean to communicate with the dead? Under what conditions is contact between the living and the dead possible? What messages do the most well-known ghosts and spirits seek to convey? The idea of contacting or communing with the dead has been present, in various forms, for all of human history. Belief in ghosts and spirits is based on the concept…

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Queer Arts Initiative: Poetry

October 31 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Want to create your own queer art piece? Come learn from Jones Lecturer in Poetry Charif Shanahan! This weekly series will delve into the work of contemporary queer poets and give students space to create their own pieces with visiting artists and opportunities for personal feedback. this is one series you won’t want to FOMO over this Fall Quarter. All are Welcome, No experience Necessary! Writing Supplies, Snacks, and Lots of Queer Validation Provided 🖤 Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter…

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November 2019

First Friday: For Stanford Students

November 1 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy a night out at the Cantor on the First Friday of the month during the academic year, with evenings full of art-making, music, and special performances. This program is organized by the Cantor Arts Center and made possible through the generous support of the Joan and John Jay Corley Fund for Performance, the Kenneth D. Brenner family Fund for Student Outreach, and the Bobbie and Mike Wilsey Fund for Education. Admission Info FREE

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