University Forum Lecture Series: Writing Selves

When

Apr. 25, 2017,
7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents Writing Selves a talk by Jenny Davidson, professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. 

How do we use writing to create a self: autobiographical writing, confessional writing, writing for self-improvement, and self-criticism? This lecture tells the story of writing as a tool for self-management in the modern era, from 18th-century writers like James Boswell and Benjamin Franklin to contemporary memoirists including Sarah Manguso, touching down on a wide range of other striving selves along the way.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office
702-895-3401

Event Sponsor

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, and co-sponsored by the Department of English, and Black Mountain Institute.