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A Company of Authors

EVT 505
Apr 22
1:00—5:00 pm
Levinthal Hall, Humanities Center
Status: No Registration Required
For the fourteenth consecutive year, an impressive group of Stanford writers will be discussing their recently published books. Each author will make a brief presentation and be available for conversation and book signing.

This program is hosted by Peter Stansky, Field Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford. Drop in, or even better, indulge yourself by spending the entire afternoon in the company of these bright, entertaining, and stimulating writers. At the event, the Stanford Bookstore will sell books at a 10 percent discount, and authors will sign copies. Please note, the schedule is subject to change. Light refreshments will be served.


1:00 pm Welcome Remarks (Peter Stansky)

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm The Humanities Center Writes!
Caroline Winterer, Chair
Zephyr Frank, Reading Rio de Janeiro
Scott Bukatman, Hellboy’s World: Comics and Monsters on the Margins
Norman Naimark, Genocide: A World History

1:40 pm – 2:20 pm Historians at Work
Paul Robinson, Chair
Caroline Winterer, American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason
Steven M. Press, Rogue Empires
Walter Scheidel, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality
Amalia D. Kessler, Inventing American Exceptionalism

2:25 pm – 2:45 pm Poetry Forever
Cynthia Haven, Chair
Peter Neil Carroll, The Truth Lies on Earth: A Year by Dark, by Bright
Stina Katchadourian, Trans. Edith Södergran: Love, Solitude, and the Face of Death

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm Law and Life
Larry Horton, Chair
Paul Blanc, Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon
Hank Greely, The End of Sex
Barbara Babcock, Fish Raincoats

3:25 pm – 3:55 pm Other Worlds
Tania Granoff, Chair
Stephen Orgel, The Reader in the Book
Millicent Dillon ed., Jane Bowles: Collected Writings (The Library of America)
Margo Davis, Antigua: Photographs 1967–1973

4:00 pm – 4:20 pm The Built World
Peter Stansky, Chair
Marian Adams et al., Historic Stanford Houses Vol VII Stanford Historical Society
Paul V. Turner, Frank Lloyd Wright and San Francisco

4:25 pm – 5:00 pm Stanford and Beyond
Charles Junkerman, Chair
Alison Carpenter Davis, Letters Home from Stanford
Robert Cherny, Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art
Peter Stansky, Edward Upward: Art and Life

This program is co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and Stanford Continuing Studies
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