lecture

lecture

The Journey of the “Russian Columbus” from Victorian England to Bollywood

A Lecture by Anindita Banerjee, Cornell University
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
7 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Anindita Banerjee will discuss two translations of an unusual text of the 15th century — the travelogue of a Russian merchant, which is punctuated and even overwhelmed by its religious invocations to Allah and the Prophet Mohammed.

Why I Write

A discussion with Caryl Phillips and Hisham Matar
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
7 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

Acclaimed global novelists Caryl Phillips and Hisham Matar read from their recent works, and discuss what motivates them to write.