Roy Scranton, who joined the Notre Dame faculty in fall 2016, doesn't write about war the way most Americans do. In his acclaimed debut novel War Porn and in his nonfiction writing in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and the LA Review of Books, the Iraq War veteran pushes back against what he calls "the trauma hero" — the trope of making the American soldier the victim of American military aggresion.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Allan Hepburn: "The Novel and the Parish: Barbara Pym’s Parochialisms"
Allan Hepburn is James McGill Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature at McGill University. He is the author of Intrigue: Espionage and Culture and Enchanted Objects: Visual Art in Contemporary Literature. In addition to two essay collections—one about inheritance and narrative fiction, the other about citizenship and rights in twentieth-century novels—he has edited four volumes of archival and little-known works by Elizabeth Bowen. He co-edits the “Oxford Mid-Century Series” at Oxford University Press.…
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Second year students of the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of Notre Dame will be reading five-minute selections from their final theses on Sunday April 30th, 2017 at 3:00 PM in the Eck Center Auditorium.
Zachary Anderson hails from Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received BA degrees in English and French from the University of Wyoming, and an MA in literature, writing a thesis on race and Beat Generation masculinities. His poetry projects are anxiety-ridden explorations of gender performance, late capitalism, constructions of wilderness, the rural, and the gothic.…
Thursday, May 4, 2017
2017 Graduating Creative Writing Honors Concentrators will be reading selections from their thesis.
Dakota Connell-Ledwon: Dakota Connell-Ledwon’s addiction to stories began when she was a child. An immediate result was a particularly engrossing library book slipping out of her hands and into a toilet. A longer-term result has been Dakota’s persistent exploration of the art of storytelling. She has produced multiple short documentaries and has written for local and national news organizations, but she always finds herself returning to creative writing. Her thesis, “Empty Air,” explores connections between loss, humor, and the supernatural. …