CEE | Center for Experimental Ethnography
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.
This poetic reflection for the winter month of February.
Dr. Kristina Lyons
taught by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
This course will provide an overview of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the cinematic lens. As it happens, the invention of the movie camera in the end of the 19th century takes place almost simultaneously to the formal establishment of the Zionist movement. Thus, the history of the conflict is entangled with the history of cinema. Furthermore, over the last century two separate cinematic traditions developed in Palestine/Israel. Sometimes negating and sometimes complimenting each other, Israeli and Palestinian national cinemas make up a unique case in which there are two separate national cinemas for one land. KEEP READING...
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We are excited to share "Be Holding," the Philadelphia-based collaboration between Brooke O'Harra (CEE Affiliated Faculty), Ross Gay, Tyshawn Sorey, Yarn/Wire, and the students of Girard College. This original performance transforms Ross Gay's award-winning poem of the same name into a multidisciplinary, site-specific experience that combines poetry, music, choreography, and video.
At the first virtual Third Thursday of the academic year, Dr. Jasmine Johnson conversed with incoming CEE Fellows Jennifer Harge and Sosena Solomon, who are teaching interdisciplinary master classes with students from across the schools.
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