Chance Meetings Session 4: Merve Emre on Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House

Chance Meetings Session 4: Merve Emre on Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House
Date: Thu, Aug 08, 2024
Time: 12:30 PM Eastern
Location: Zoom
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The Authors Guild Foundation presents Chance Meetings, a new online literary seminar inspired by Rachel Cohen’s A Chance Meeting: American Encounters (NYRB Classics 2024). 

Following the book’s spirit and shape, the monthly sessions feature talks on beloved classics of American literature by contemporary writers with a personal connection to the works they are discussing. 

On August 8, Merve Emre—award-winning author and professor of creative writing and criticism at Wesleyanleads a discussion of The Professor's House, one of Willa Cather's mid-career novels. As Emre writes, "The Professor's House is an academic novel, a mid-life crisis novel (at times similar in tone to John Williams’s Stoner), and a novel about the corruption of one’s ideals by material success and the grace extended by literary learning."

On September 5, for the fifth Chance Meetings seminar session, Saidiya Hartman presents on W.E.B. Du Bois’s Darkwater.

This event takes place virtually via Zoom. Tickets are required for attendance.

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