The CUNY Graduate Center Twentieth Century Area Studies Group Speaker Series Spring 2012
A Conversation about Contemporary Literary Biography with Adam Begley and D.T. Max
Monday, April 23, 4:00-6:00 pm, Room 5409
Please join Leon Levy Center for Biography fellows D.T. Max and Adam Begley for a discussion of the role of biography in the academic study of literature, moderated by English department doctoral candidate Judd Staley.
Adam Begley, currently working on a biography of John Updike, was books editor of The New York Observer from 1996 to 2009. D.T. Max is a writer for The New Yorker, and is at work on the first major biography of David Foster Wallace.
Graduate students and faculty, especially those interested in contemporary American literature and the role of biography in literary criticism, are encouraged to attend. The authors would like this event to be an interactive, seminar-style discussion, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own thoughts and questions about biography, Updike, Wallace, and other issues. If you are interested in attending, please email off-list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the 20th Century Studies Student Area Group (A DSC Chartered Organization) and the Leon Levy Center for Biography.