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Imagining Brooklyn: Part I: Authentic and Cool. 

DESCRIPTION: 1-1:20 p.m.: Welcome. 1:20-1:40 p.m.: Introduction. 1:40-3 p.m.: “Imagining Brooklyn: Authentic” Panelists: Martha Nadell, Department of English, Brooklyn College, “Trees Grow in Brooklyn: Rewriting the Brooklyn Coming-of-Age Novel”; Joseph Dorinson, Department of History, LIU, "Much Laughter, Some Tears: Brooklyn Comedians Take on the World"; Hank Williams, PhD candidate in English, CUNY Graduate Center, “Brooklyn, Stand Up: Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G. and Brooklyn Hip Hop.” Panel chair: Joseph Entin, Department of English, Brooklyn College. 3:30-5 p.m.: “Imagining Brooklyn: Cool” Panelists: Suleiman Osman, Department of American Studies, George Washington University, "Brownstone Arcadia: Gentrification and Romantic Urbanism in Postwar Brooklyn"; Julia Foulkes, Department of History, The New School, “The Transformation of a `Cultural Mausoleum and Social Dodo’: BAM Makes Brooklyn”; and Ted Sammons, PhD candidate in anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center, “Bed-Stuy Do-Or-Die? Clinton Hill Never Will. Living with Landmarks in North-Central Brooklyn.” Panel chair: Sally Bermanzohn, Department of Political Science, Brooklyn College.  
DATE: Monday, February26, 2007
TIME: 1:00pm to 5:00pm 
LOCATION: Brooklyn College Student Center – Bedford Lounge 
CONTACT: 718-951-5852 or email 
NOTE: The events start with “Imagining Brooklyn: Authentic and Cool” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Brooklyn College Student Center – a discussion of Brooklyn’s identity ranging over such subjects as comedians, hip hop, and the novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Dinner will be available to participants in the Faculty Dining Room for a modest cost. Then, starting at 7 p.m. in Whitman Auditorium, radio host Leonard Lopate will lead a discussion of “Jewish Writing after Roth.” Panelists are Nathan Englander, author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges; Myla Goldberg, author of The Bee Season and Wickett’s Remedy; Alice Mattison, author of The Wedding of the Two-Headed Woman and In Case We’re Separated: Connected Stories. 
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