Animal Legends: From the Trojan Horse to Godzilla: March 4--Exhibition opening, Opening lecture, Opening reception
Please join Anne Kenney, Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, to celebrate the opening of
From the Trojan Horse to Godzilla
Exhibition opens on Friday, March 4
Opening lecture at 5 pm
“Love, Paradise, and the Rise of the Animal in English Literature”
Laura Brown, John Wendell Anderson Professor of English & Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall
Opening reception following lecture at 6 pm
Samuel L. Hirshland Exhibition Gallery
Carl A. Kroch Library, Level 2B
Cornell University Library invites you to the opening lecture celebrating the new exhibition “Animal Legends” in the Carl A. Kroch Library. Drawing on the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections’ rare books, manuscripts, photographs and other artifacts, the exhibition will explore how and why humans choose to elevate animals to the status of divinities, emblems, mascots and heroes. From the Trojan Horse and Mickey Mouse, to the animals that populated Noah’s Ark, “Animal Legends” will show how their story is part of our story.
Laura Brown, the John Wendell Anderson Professor of English and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Cornell University, will explore the complex and fascinating relationships between man and animals in the literary works of the eighteenth century. Brown is the author of several books, including her most recent publication “Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes: Humans and Other Animals in the Modern Literary Imagination,” Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.
A reception and viewing of the exhibition will follow immediately after the lecture in the Hirshland Gallery, in Kroch Library. The exhibition and associated events are made possible by the Stephen E. and Evalyn Edwards Milman Exhibition Fund.
For more information, please visit http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/AnimalLegends/. Free and open to all.