Why Read Long Novels?

Seminar | May 8 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Marianne Kaletzky, Department of Comparative Literature; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Marianne Kaletzky about the novel 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Marianne is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her dissertation promotes the value of distraction in cultivating complex thought. In the interview, Marianne and I discuss the purpose of literature and address difficulties that prevent people from reading novels like Bolaño's.

The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM. Past episodes are available to listen and download free on iTunes or online. The Graduates is hosted by Andrew Saintsing, PhD student in the Department of Integrative Biology.