Join Columbia University School of the Arts for dynamic discussions, screenings and performances that celebrate the world’s innovators in art and culture.
Columbia University School of Arts: Public Programs Fall 2014
This fall join Columbia University School of the Arts for dynamic discussions, screenings and performances that celebrate the world’s innovators in art and culture.
A complete list of upcoming events can be found here.
IN COLLABORATION, WORLD LEADERS FORUM & Social Initiatives at Columbia Law School | SCREENINg + discussion

Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa

Thurs, Oct 9, 5:30 pm;
Reservations open Oct 1
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway
This documentary follows lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter Albie Sachs, one of the principal architects of South Africa’s non-racial and non-sexist Constitution. A conversation with Sachs, director Abby Ginzberg and Prof. Kendall Thomas follows the screening.

Albie Sachs was a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He was appointed to the court by Nelson Mandela in 1994 and retired in October 2009. Reservations and more info

Columbia Stages:
Light and Fen

Light: Oct 1, 3, 4, 9, 11
Fen: Oct 2, 4, 8, 10, 11

Classic Stage Company,
136 E 13th St  
The Fall Columbia Stages season includes performances featuring Theatre MFA candidates in Acting and Directing.

Directed by Brian Kulick (Faculty), featuring the MFA Acting class of 2015

The plague comes to a remote medieval village where only seven inhabitants survive; dying was the easy part--now the question, for the handful who remain, is how to live.

Directed by Osheen Jones (’12 SOA), featuring the MFA Acting class of 2015

In a world where roles are fixed and choices are few, Fen follows the interweaving lives of different generations of women, and questions our sense of entitlement as to what life should give us.

Tickets and more info→

Karen Russell

Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm
Dodge Hall, Room 501
Karen Russell (’06) is the author of the story collections St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, the novella Sleep Donation, and the novel Swamplandia!. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow. This program is co-presented by the Heyman Center of Humanities.

The Creative Writing Lecture Series, organized by Faculty Ben Marcus, welcomes distinguished writers for dynamic talks on literary craft. The Series continues with Yiyun Li on Oct 29. More→
La Grande Illusion
Directed by Jean Renoir
Presented by Antoine Compagnon
Thurs, Oct 2, 7:30 pm
Buell Hall, Maison Française
Columbia University, 2960 Broadway
In La Grande Illusion (1937) two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German POW camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a fortress that seems impossible to escape from.
This series continues with Paths of Glory on Oct 9. More→
More Art Events
Columbia Alumni Author
Book Fair
Sat, Oct 11, 11 am - 3:30 pm
Columbia University Lerner Hall,
2920 Broadway
50 Columbia alumni authors, including 16 from School of the Arts, will be in person for casual conversations and book signings at the third annual Columbia Alumni Authors Book Fair. The entire Columbia community is invited to visit the Book Fair to meet the authors, connect with fellow bibliophiles, and add to their reading list.

This event is free and open to the entire Columbia community, as well as the general public. No registration required. More→
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America | SYMPOSIUM
Out of Doors:
Poet Emanuel Carnevali
in Italy and America
Fri, Oct 3, 2 pm
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
This symposium, organized by Barbara Carnevali, will include Franco Buffoni, Barbara Carnevali, Achille Varzi, and Robert Viscusi.

Immigrant poet Emanuel Carnevali (1897–1942) “became the first Italian writer to make a significant, if short-lived, impact on modern American poetry,” says critic Dana Gioia. In his poetry and prose, Carnevali prized immediacy of expression and vivid depictions of suffering. More→
Research in African-American Studies | AFRICAN AMERICAN REVIEW LAUNCH 
James Baldwin Special Issue
of African American Review:
Launch Conversation and Reception
Today! Wed, Sept 24, 6 - 8:30 pm
Columbia University School of Law, 
435 West 116th St, Rm 103
A special roundtable conversation and reception will mark the launch of the historic special issue of African American Review on James Baldwin (1924-1987). In this first ever issue of the journal dedicated to Baldwin, the guest editors have assembled remarkably original essays on the author's life and work, which offer fresh perspectives on the legacies and contemporary relevance of one of the 20th century's finest writers and thinkers. More→
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