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VIRTUAL LIVE EVENT! For the seventeenth consecutive year, a distinguished group of Stanford authors and editors will make a brief presentation about their recently published books. This program is hosted by Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford. Drop in, or even better, indulge yourself by spending the entire afternoon in the virtual company of these bright, entertaining, and stimulating writers. Please note: The schedule is subject to change. This program is co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford Humanities Center.

Day/Date: Saturday, October 24
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (PT)
Platform: Live Online > Zoom
Free. Registration required.



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

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

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

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

Elaine Treharne, Text Technologies
Amir Eshel, Poetic Thinking Today

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

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

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

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