Hooked: Art and Attachment

Rita Felski is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. She has written widely on literary theory and aesthetics, feminist theory, modernity and postmodernity, and cultural studies. Her most recent books are Uses of Literature (2008), Comparison: Theories, Approaches, Uses...

Charles D’Ambrosio

Charles D’Ambrosio “is one of the strongest, smartest and most literate essayists practicing today.” — Phillip Lopate, The New York Times Charles D’Ambrosio is the recipient of a Whiting Award and a Lannan Fellowship, and is the author of two collections of essays, Loitering and Orphans, and of two collections of short stories, The Point...

Golden Leaves in the Library: Medieval Manuscript Fragments at Colby

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis, executive director of the Medieval Academy of America. In April 2016, Maine bookseller Seth Thayer found a cache of medieval manuscript leaves “in a trunk in a client’s house in Maine.” A Google search investigating the leaves led him to manuscript scholar Lisa Fagin Davis, who was able to identify all...

Fiction Reading : Sarah Shun-lien Bynum : Kristina Stahl Visiting Writer-in-Residence

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence, is the author of two novels, Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Ploughshares,...

Craft Talk : Sarah Shun-lien Bynum the Kristina Stahl Visiting Writer-in-Residence

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, the Kristina Stahl Writer-in-Residence, is the author of two novels, Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including The New Yorker, Ploughshares,...