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Sat, Apr 11, 2015 6:00pm –

Hamilton Hall
Columbia University

Columbia University

Unweaving the Core: Homer, Bearden & Us

Romare Bearden’s collages and Penelope’s unweaving in The Odyssey offer students exciting models for how to “unweave” the Core and amplify the voices of those marginalized because of race or gender. The Unweaving the Core installation will create a new artistic tapestry with marginalized voices at the core of the canon, encouraging students to think creatively about the relationship between Homer and Harlem. Staged in Hamilton Hall on April 10, 2015, the installation will feature new student writing, art, music, and puppetry, as well as a performance of The Odyssey interwoven with other texts including narratives by people who were enslaved, war poetry, stories about migration, and other works from the Lit Hum syllabus and beyond.