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January 2018

CESTA Seminar | C. Brown “A walk with Horton in the 19th century using virtual reality and geospatial tools”

January 23 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Using digital tools, virtual reality, and augmented reality, Dr. Brown enters into the life of the slave poet and Black Holocaust Survivor, George Moses Horton. This lecture tracks Horton’s life from his early days as an oral poet to his later written poetryand takes stock of how this dynamic figure not only changed the history of the American South but continues to resonate in spoken word and hiphop. Cecil Brown was born in Bolton, a farm village near Wilmington, North…

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The Concept of Love in Medieval Persian Sufi Poetry

January 25 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Bahman Solati has taught Persian Language and Literature at several universities. He discusses the concept of love and the definition of the beloved in medieval Persian poetry. His books include: Persian Words of Wisdom, The Rubayyiat of Hakim Umar Khayyam, and The Reception of Hafiz, and his newest book The Wine Goblet of Hafez. Part of the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

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A Reading with Louise Glück, the Mohr Visiting Poet

January 31 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Louise Glück is one of America’s most honored contemporary poets. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Glück is a former Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of a dozen widely acclaimed books. Stephen Dobyns, writing in the New York Times Book Review, said “no American poet writes better than Louise Glück, perhaps none can lead us so deeply into our own nature.” Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Hass has called her “one of the purest and most accomplished lyric…

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