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March 23, 2015

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Monday, March 23, 2015

All Day Fall Advising
Fall Advising
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM "Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East"
The Adams Gallery at Suffolk University presents artwork from an exiled 20th century Chinese artist-author in the exhibit Chiang Yee: The Silent Traveller from the East. The exhibit is focused on illustrations from Chiang Yee’s 1959 travel book about Boston.

The exhibit features original Chiang Yee drawings and watercolors, reproductions of illustrations from his Silent Traveller book on Boston from the Boston Athenaeum’s collection, and photographs of the artist-author.

The exhibit was inspired by English Professor Da Zheng's book about Chiang Yee.

More about Chiang Yee and the exhibit.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Monday Night Oasis Supper Club
Help serve meals at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul to those in need. Meet at the Center for Community Engagement, Donahue 209, at 5:30 pm. This is a weekly opportunity limited to the first 5 volunteers who R.S.V.P. through SUconnect.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Gabriel Levin Lecture: A Poetics of the Levant
  • Gabriel Levin will discuss the great Greek poet Constantine Cavafy, who wrote at the turn of the 29th century in Alexandria, and the lesser known figures of the Egyptian Francophone, Ahmed Rassim (1895-1958), also from Alexandria, and the Cairene, French-educated, English-language writer Jacqueline Kahanoff (1917-1979) shall be the subject of the lecture. Levin will discuss how Cavafy and Rassim in their poetry and Kahanoff in her belletristic essays developed a highly singularized poetics that embodied the cosmopolitanism of the Levant as well as their own “in-betweenness” and minority ethnic status vis-à-vis their cultural surroundings.  Gabriel Levin is a poet, translator, and memoirist who lives in Jerusalem. In addition to his several volumes of poetry, he has translated poems by Taha Muhammad Ali and the medieval Hebrew poet Yehuda Halevi. His memoir is The Dune’s Twisted Edge: Journeys in the Levant.
  • Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Suffolk University Department of English

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