Wednesday, April 15, 2009

'Specimen Days' & On Forgiveness: St. Francis College



St. Francis College, located in Brooklyn Heights, continues its inspiring, reflective and creative schedule of literary, philosophical and artistic events:

TONITE: Wednesday, April 15, 6 PM:
He Is Speaking . . . Are You Listening? - WALT WHITMAN IN BROOKLYN
Presented by:
The Walt Whitman Project & The English Dept. of SFC

Readers include current St. Francis College students and alumni.

Mr. Greg Trupiano, Director of The Walt Whitman Project will provide context and background concerning Walt Whitman in Brooklyn Heights mid-nineteenth century.
Dr. Ian S. Maloney, Assistant Academic Dean/Associate Professor of English, St. Francis College will comment on Whitman and on Specimen Days.

Walt Whitman describes his prose memoir Specimen Days as a “huddle of diary-jottings, war-memoranda of 1862-’65, Nature-notes of 1877-’81, with Western and Canadian observations afterwards” and “the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This memoir is nonetheless an evocative and moving recollection of a great life. Members of the St. Francis College community, led by Assistant Academic Dean Ian S. Maloney, the author of the introduction to the Barnes & Noble edition of Specimen Days, will read selections concerning the poet in antebellum Brooklyn, his life during the Civil War, and his final years in post-war America. The readers include Stefan Fagan, Noel T. Jones, Allison Rutledge, Jaime Squeri, and Hakim Williams. Vocalists Nicole Mitchell and Leslie Mitchell perform songs from 19th-century America. Gregory F. Tague, Ph.D., is the event curator.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served

Walt Whitman – Specimen Days
Wed, Apr 15, 2009 starting at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Founders Hall


TOMORROW: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 11:15 AM:

As part of its annual Yom Hashoah Observance, Holocasut Remebrance Day, a Scholar will Tackle Question of “What is Given in Forgiving?”

Who: Philosophy Scholar Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D.
What: Yom Hashoah Observance – Holocaust Remembrance Day
Where: St. Francis College – Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education
180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
When: Thursday, April 16
11:15am – 12:30pm

St. Francis College continues its tradition of observing Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day with a lecture conducted by Philosophy Professor Jeffrey Bernstein from the College of Holy Cross.

Professor Bernstein will discuss, “What is Given in Forgiveness?” broaching the ideas, themes and underlying questions concerning forgiveness as presented in Holocaust survivor and famed Nazi hunter Simon Weisenthal’s book, The Sunflower.

Dr. Bernstein, who received his doctorate in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University, is an Associate Professor of Philosophy with areas of specialization centered on the work of Baruch Spinoza, German Philosophy, and Jewish Thought. He is currently exploring these figures within the context of the Philosophy of History.

Annual Yom Hashoah Observance at St Francis College
Thu, Apr 16, 2009 starting at 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture and Education (Room 7402)

Links here:

http://www.stfranciscollege.edu/eventsListing.aspx

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