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For the seventeenth consecutive year, a distinguished group of Stanford authors and editors made brief presentations about their recently published books. The program was hosted by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, StanfordThe program was co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center.

Please note the videos have been added to each panel. All videos are posted on Vimeo


1:00 pm Welcome (Peter Stansky)

1:05 - 1:40 pm Poetry, Dance, and Literature
Peter Stansky, Chair
Peter N. Carroll, Something is Bound to Break: Poems
Leslie Friedman, The Dancer’s Garden
Cynthia Haven, ed., Conversations with René Girard
VIEW Panel 1 Video >>

1:45 - 2:25 pm The Richness of Writing
Barbara Gelpi, Chair

Stina Katchadourian, trans., Märta Tikkanen's The Love Story of the Century
Carol Sklenicka, Alice Adams: Portrait of a Writer

Paul Robinson presenting John L’Heureux's The Heart is a Full-Wild Beast
VIEW Panel 2 Video >>

2:30 - 3:05 pm Conflict
Larry Horton, Chair

Bertrand Patenaude, Defining Moments: The First One Hundred Years of the Hoover Institution

Norman Naimark, Stalin and the Fate of Europe
Shaili Jain, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science
VIEW Panel 3 Video >>

3:10 - 3:30 pm The World of Literature
Roland Greene, Chair

Elaine Treharne, Text Technologies
Amir Eshel, Poetic Thinking Today
VIEW Panel 4 Video >>

3:35 - 3:55 pm Facts
Carolyn Lougee, Chair

Emanuele Lugli, The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness
Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman, Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves after Stroke
VIEW Panel 5 Video >>

4:00 - 4:20 pm Desert and Disease
Tania Granoff, Chair

Ruchika Tomar, A Prayer for Travelers
Kris Newby, Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons
VIEW Panel 6 Video >>

4:25 - 5:00 pm Action and Inaction
Paul Robinson, Chair

Jenny Odell, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Fred Leventhal and Peter Stansky, Leonard Woolf: Bloomsbury Socialist
VIEW Panel 7 Video >>

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