About the event

This seminar brings together students, faculty and the public for an informal seminar on the development of the essay as a literary and social form.

Wendy Lesser, the founding and current editor of The Threepenny Review, has published to date one novel and nine nonfiction books, most recently Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books. Her eleventh book, a biography of the architect Louis Kahn, titled You Say to Brick, will be out from Farrar Straus & Giroux in March 2017. She has received awards and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy in Berlin, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the Dedalus Foundation, and many other institutions, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the New York Institute for the Humanities. Her journalistic writing about literature, dance, film, and music has appeared in a number of periodicals in America and abroad. Born in California and educated at Harvard, Cambridge, and UC Berkeley, Lesser now divides her time between Berkeley and New York.

Co-Leaders: Morris Dickstein and Tayt J. Harlin.

RSVP REQUIRED: please email tharlin@gradcenter.cuny.edu if you are interested in attending, and for advanced readings.

Cosponsored by The Essay Working Group. 

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