Lecture / Reading

A Company of Authors

Sponsored by Humanities Center, Continuing Studies


Saturday, October 24, 2020
01:00 pm – 05:00 pm
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Co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center.

For the seventeenth consecutive year, a distinguished group of Stanford authors and editors will come together to share their recently published books. Hosted by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, the program will include seven themed sessions introduced by Stanford moderators Barbara Gelpi, Tania Granoff, Roland Greene, Larry Horton, Carolyn Lougee, and Paul Robinson. Drop in or spend the entire afternoon in the virtual company of these bright, entertaining, and stimulating writers.

The authors and editors who are scheduled to present include:
Peter N. Carroll (Something is Bound to Break: Poems); Leslie Friedman (The Dancer’s Garden); Cynthia Haven, editor (Conversations with René Girard); Stina Katchadourian, translator of Märta Tikkanen (The Love Story of the Century); Carol Sklenicka (Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer); Paul Robinson, presenting John L’Heureux (The Heart is a Full-Wild Beast); Bertrand Patenaude (Defining Moments: The First Hundred Years of the Hoover Institution); Norman Naimark (Stalin and the Fate of Europe); Shaili Jain (The Unspeakable Mind); Elaine Treharne (Text Technologies); Amir Eshel (Poetic Thinking Today); Emanuele Lugli (The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness); Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman (Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves after Stroke); Ruchika Tomar (A Prayer for Travelers); Kris Newby (Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons); Jenny Odell (How to Do Nothing); and Fred Leventhal and Peter Stansky (Leonard Woolf: Bloomsbury Socialist).

All featured titles are available for sale at a 10% discount from the Stanford Bookstore online.

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