Award-winning essayist and critic William Deresiewicz will present the keynote lecture, titled “The Self in Society and the Humanity in Both,” for English department’s annual Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL) on Saturday, March 19, at 1:45 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. His lecture is free and open to the public.
Deresiewicz’s works include A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught me About Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter (2011) and Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (2014), a finalist for the 2016 Oregon Book Award in nonfiction. His criticism appears in The Nation, The American Scholar, The New Republic, The New York Times, and Harper’s. He taught English at Yale University for ten years and at Columbia University for five years.
For more information contact the English department at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.