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Cornerstone screening of Pride and Prejudice (2005)

September 27, 2022- Loeb Theatre, 7:00 to 9:30 pm

For all Students in SCLA 101 or 102 and Cornerstone faculty

In 2005 Working Title film produced the first feature film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (1813) since the American 1940 version, starring Greer Garson and Sir Laurence Olivier.  With Kiera Knightly as Elizabeth Bennett (already made famous by Pirates of the Caribbean), this film combines elements of Romanticism and realism and adapts Austen’s novel about love, marriage, misconceptions, and self-awareness for a modern audience. For more information see flier here


Fall 2022 Cornerstone Student Contest

This fall Cornerstone is seeking writings, artworks, videos, and poetry inspired by our discussions and readings in Transformative Texts, SCLA 101 and 102.

Our theme is Adaptations. Maybe your favorite book has been made into a feature film.  Or your favorite film is also a famous book. Perhaps a video game you play is based on a book or a film.  Or a song you sing was inspired by a poem.  There are many kinds of adaptations and we can create our own as well. 

In your own creative way, please share with us your favorite adaptation, depicting or describing what you liked about it or even where it fell short. You can also create your own adaptation, imagining how a book you love could be adapted to a film or game. For contest details see flier here.


 

Winners of the Spring 2022 Cornerstone Contest  


Spring 2022 Cornerstone Contest

This spring the Cornerstone contest is seeking writings and artworks as well as other forms of creativity including videos and poetry inspired by our readings in Transformative Texts (SCLA 101 or 102).

Our theme is Reading Voyages. Transformative texts can propel us through time and space while always returning us home and to ourselves once again, often with a new sense of self.  We learn about other people and other times; we learn that they have loved and laughed, suffered and cried as we do; we learn of our common humanity, but mostly we learn about ourselves. What reading voyages have you taken?

This contest asks students to reflect back on all the books they have loved since childhood to the books they have read in SCLA 101 and 102, and speak to how one (or more) inspires them.  For contest details see the flier here.


Winners of the Fall 2021 Cornerstone Contest  

 


 

Fall 2021 Cornerstone Contest

This fall the Cornerstone contest is seeking writings and artworks as well as other forms of creativity including videos and poetry inspired by our readings in Transformative Texts (SCLA 101 or 102).

Our theme is chance encounter. Reading is a form of encountering; to read is to fill our minds with voices that are not our own and to fill our hearts with emotions that we might never experience otherwise. Your SCLA classes encourage you to read outside of your comfort zones, to explore a new topic, listen to a new voice, and appreciate a new perspective. We are forever changed by the story and by the author.

Encountering a good book is only one example of such a transformative encounter. In your own creative way, please share with us your experience with one chance encounter—with a person, a place, a text, a hobby, a form of art, an alternative perspective, etc.—that enchanted and changed you. You can also portray an imaginary chance encounter that challenges and transforms your fictional characters. For contest details see the flier here.


Winners of the Spring 2021 Cornerstone Contest  annoucement


Spring 2021 Cornerstone Contest 

This Spring Semester, Purdue’s Cornerstone program is celebrating “the book” with a contest for our students.

Books take us on journeys; they open our eyes to new vistas and ideas; they can change our lives, become our companions, even our mentors and spiritual guides. Books challenge us, inform us, infuriate us, and transform us.  We can write in them, display them, use them for doorstops; and hide love letters and press fall leaves in them. They can hold our secrets.  What do books mean to you?  

 Our Spring 2021 contest seeks artwork as well as other forms of creativity including videos and poetry based on our readings in Transformative Texts (SCLA 101 or 102).  Winning artwork entries will be considered for exhibition in the new Cornerstone Reading Room in HSSE Library (grand opening Fall 2021) and all entries will be considered for publication in the Cornerstone Review.  For contest details see the flier here


Winners of the Fall 2020 Cornerstone Contest
 
contest winners 
 

Fall 2020 Cornerstone Contest

The COVID pandemic continues to reshape our world. How has the pandemic transformed your vision of yourself and your future? And, how have your readings in Transformative Texts this Fall Semester helped you think about your new life in this new world? Is there a poem, a character in a novel, or simply a few lines in one of your readings that resonates with you now more than ever?

 Student can choose to write a short reflective essay or short story  or give a speech or create one long poem, a series of short poems or series of artwork inspired by your experiences in our transformed world and by your readings in SCLA 101/102. Please write/speak/create from the heart. This is about your vision. For contest details see the flier here.