Townsend Book Chat with Michael Lucey: Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert
Lecture | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Imagine trying to tell someone something about yourself and your desires for which there are no words. Lucey examines characters from 20th-century French literary texts whose sexual forms prove difficult to conceptualize or represent.
The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents Joseph Roach | The Temptations of Goodness: Brechts Enlightenment
Lecture | September 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315
Joseph Roach, Professor Emeritus of Theater and English, Yale University
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of English, The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series Fund
The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents "The Temptations of Goodness: Brechts Enlightenment," a talk by Joseph Roach.
Reading - Literary: English Department and Affiliated | September 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room
Reading - Nonfiction: English Department and Affiliated | September 26 | 7-8 p.m. | City Lights Bookstore
In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's underexamined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city.... More >
Lecture | September 27 | 12 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature at UC San Diego, examines how cross-hatching the controlled marking of parallel lines became the great technique through which visual artists of the early modern era discovered the representation of physical and emotional reality.