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Wednesday March 16
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Una Chung, Hyman H. Kleinman Fellowship in the Humanities, for "A Walking Meditation through Alexandria, Egypt" at 7:00 PM Eastern Time. This seminar is based on fieldwork Una undertook in Alexandria, Egypt in December 2019, with the support of a grant from Sarah Lawrence College. Following the instructions and maps provided by E.M. Forster in his travel book, Alexandria: A History and a Guide (1922), she attempted to retrace Forster’s eight walks in Alexandria as an exercise in postcolonial psychogeography, urban history, and literary fieldwork. The resulting travel essay interweaves stories about Forster’s life and love for Alexandria with her own observations of this famously cosmopolitan city as it appears in today’s world, and concludes with ruminations on the nature of travel, the loss of things to see, and the bardo of everyday life. In this seminar, Una will share excerpts of her essay and provide contextualization from her research on literature, travel, and Eastern philosophy. A zoom link will be sent to registrants within 24 hours of the event or email alum@sarahlawrence.edu.
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