Spring 2008

Jan. 29th: Organizational Meeting

Feb. 13th: On Craft. Christopher Lasch, Plain Style; Section V of Strunk and White’s Elements of Style; Wallace Stegner, “The Law of Nature and the Dream of Man: Ruminations on the Art of Fiction,” in Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs: Living and Writing in the West.

March 5th: Writing Erasure and Loss. Michel Foucault, Herculine Barbin.

March 26th: Voices from the AcademyNatalie Zemon Davis, The Return of Martin Guerre; “The Refashioning of Martin Guerre,” and “On the Lame,” both in the American Historical Review 93, 3 (1988).

April 16th: Return of the Writer and the Academy Strikes Back. Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace; and the Roundtable Discussion on Alias Grace in the American Historical Review, 103, 5 (1998).

May 7th: Academics Anonymous. Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route.

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