The Rhodes College Creative Writing Lecture Series presents a reading by Professor Valerie Sayers, University of Notre Dame
Valerie Sayers is the author of six novels, including her most recent, "The Powers", which contemplates baseball, pacifism, and acts of witness in parallel narratives of prose and photography. Her novels "Who Do You Love" and "Brain Fever" were named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year,” and a film, "Due East," was based on her novels "Due East" and "How I Got Him Back". Five novels will be reissued by Northwestern University Press in uniform paperback editions in Fall 2013. Sayers’s stories, essays, and reviews have appeared widely, in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Commonweal, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, Image, Witness, and Prairie Schooner, and have been cited in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Her literary prizes include a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and a Pushcart Prize for fiction.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Blount Auditorium/Buckman Hall
Event is free and open to the public.
Marjorie Garber Lecture
"Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare and /in the Humanities"
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Hardie Auditorium, Palmer Hall
Marjorie Garber is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, and Chair of the Committee on Dramatic Arts. She has published seventeen books and edited seven collections of essays on topics from Shakespeare to literary and cultural theory to the arts and intellectual life. Newsweek magazine chose Shakespeare After All as one of the five best nonfiction books of 2004, and praised it as the “indispensable introduction to an indispensable writer . . . Garber’s is the most exhilarating seminar room you’ll ever enter." This past summer, she was a featured commentator on the BBC/PBS television series, "Shakespeare Uncovered."
Free and open to the public.
Garber′s visit is co-sponsored by the Department of English; the Rhodes College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; Greek & Roman Studies; the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment; the Search program; and the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities.