Rachel Walerstein, class of 2013
Columbus Day Open House
The Open House will include: Admissions presentations, a chance to talk with faculty, student-guided campus tours, select tours of academic facilities and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Career Services, International Education (study abroad) and Experience-Based Education (internships). Presentations regarding financial aid and first-year academic and advisement programs are also offered. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register.
Location: Marano Campus Center, Main Concourse
Monday, Oct 12, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Internationally recognized sculptor Coral Penelope Lambert of Alfred University will demonstrate her art, the age-old sculpting and manufacturing technique using molten iron. Free; including parking. 312-2111.
Location: Lot R13, off Iroquois Trail between Oneida Hall and The Village
Thursday, Oct 15, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Volleyball vs Cazenovia
Location: Oswego, NY, Max Ziel Gym in Laker Hall
Tuesday, Oct 6, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Utica
Location: Oswego, NY, Romney Tennis Courts
Wednesday, Oct 7, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni & Friends Event with President Stanley
Save the date. http://alumni.oswego.edu/events
Location: New York, NY, USA
Tuesday, Oct 6, 3:33 p.m. - 3:33 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Oct 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
We all connect with at least one book we've read in our lives. That book, no matter when we read it, stays with us like a favorite sweatshirt on a cold day--warm and comforting. I didn't find that book until my junior year of college, but I would never have found it if I hadn't been in Professor Leigh Wilson's introductory fiction writing course. In the spring of my sophomore year, because I hadn't missed a class all semester. she gave me a book of Dorothy Allison's short stories. Little did I know that book would lead me to choosing Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina as the novel on which I'd give a presentation at Marist College's 21st Annual Women & Society Conference. And little did I know how far Bone's story would take me in discovering my own.
I knew early on that I wanted to do queer readings of texts, using the deviant and perverse worldviews presented in contemporary fiction to assess my own modernity. How might we begin to understand something like sexuality and gender through characters who have the privilege of a story's ending, and who are struggling with these very topics? Is it possible to uncover a new paradigm for sexual knowledge in a novel? I decided yes, and began my search for some answers, aided by Drs. Maureen Curtin and Patrick Murphy.
The earnest pursuit of answers to my critical questions, along with guidance from Patrick and Maureen, have led me to the University of Iowa's English Ph.D. program. I plan to focus on twentieth and twenty-first-century fiction, and how these texts attend to questions of the body, embodiment, subjectivity, and agency. I hope to develop a new way of thinking about our bodies and selves that moves beyond polemics, and towards a radical self-knowledge, and in the process reforms the politics that always already misrecognize us.