Literature Program

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

UB Humanities Institute and Hallwalls present

Judith Goldman

Scholars @ Hallwalls

Select Fridays between September 2015 and May 2016, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center becomes an intellectual salon. Scholars at Hallwalls features eight thought-provoking, award-winning lectures in the humanities, presented in the intellectual and inspiring setting of Hallwalls. Faculty Fellows will present their cutting-edge humanities research in terms accessible to those in other disciplines and outside academia. The events will continue to be social occasions as well, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres...

All lectures are free and open to the public.

______ Mt. [blank mount]

With ______ Mt. [blank mount], which inhabits Percy Shelley's iconic poem of British Romanticism, "Mont Blanc" (1816), Goldman explores the ecological, aesthetic, philosophical, and technological crossroads of the 21st century. Shelley's ode expresses anxiety about glaciers, environmental extremity, and nature's unmasterability. Making the poem a springboard for speculative poetic-critical practice, Goldman will perform work that addresses past futures and future histories of ecological crisis converging at the Anthropocene "now."

t: 716-854-1694
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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

Fri. 11/24 12-4
Sat. 11/25 11-2

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.