Author Lucy Corin will read from her work on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. The reading, sponsored by the English Department as part of its Readings & Lectures series, is free and open to the public. Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. Her latest collection, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, was released this year. She is currently directing the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Davis. For more information, contact the English department at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louis Masson, Tyson Distinguished Emeritus Professor of English, will appear as part of the English department’s Readings and Lectures Series on Wednesday, September 25, at 7:45 p.m., in Mago Hunt recital hall. His reading is free and open to all. Masson is the author of three collections of essays, most recently Across the Quad (Corby Books, 2013). His other collections include Reflections: Essays on Place and Family and The Play of Light: Observations and Epiphanies in the Everyday World. Masson has been a regular contributor to Portland Magazine and has published poems and essays in a number of other publications. He retired from the University in 2011 after teaching here for 40 years.
For more information, contact the English department at 7264 or email@example.com.
John Orr will present a lecture, “Scenes of Reading, Sites of Contest: Listening to Henry Adams’s Marginalia,” as part of the Communication Studies Colloquium Series, on Wednesday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m., in Buckley Center room 102. His talk is free and open faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Orr’s scholarly interests reside in late 19th and early 20th-century American literature and culture, including ongoing work on Henry Adams, several women writers of the era and, most recently, the early Native American writer, Mourning Dove. His talk will describe his work combing through Henry Adams’s personal library at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, in search of marginal comments Adams wrote in his books. Light snacks will be served and attendees are invited to bring their lunches. For more information contact C. Vail Fletcher, communication studies, at 503-943-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Lois Leveen will give a talk and read from her work on Thursday, March 21. The talk, at 4 p.m. in Shiley 319 and sponsored by the English and history departments, is titled “Telling Secrets: Mary Bowser, Race, Gender, and the Fictions of History,” and will explore what it means to teach—and learn—African American history through fiction. At 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Center room 163, Leveen will read from her 2012 novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser as part of the English department’s Readings and Lectures Series. For more information contact Molly Hiro, English, at 8031 or email@example.com.