Greil Marcus: "1507 to 2008: Making A New Literary History of America"

"1507 to 2008: Making A New Literary History of America", a talk given by Greil Marcus, co-editor of the popular 2009 anthology, A New Literary History of America, will talk about the project with contributors and University of Minnesota professors David Treuer (also on the book's editorial board), Michael Gaudio, and Paula Rabinowitz on February 8, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Weisman Art Museum. This event is free and open to the public.

Greil Marcus: "1507 to 2008: Making A New Literary History of America"

6:30 pm, February 8, 2010
Weisman Art Museum

Greil Marcus, co-editor of the popular 2009 anthology, /A New Literary History of America/, talks about the project with contributors and University of Minnesota professors David Treuer (also on the book's editorial board), Michael Gaudio, and Paula Rabinowitz. This event is free and open to the public.

Marcus and Werner Sollors' anthology (Harvard University Press) has been inciting arguments and landing on "best of" lists across the country. The book shows America as "a nation making itself up as it goes along" by focusing on the country's speeches and images, letters and poetry, fiction, movies, technological inventions, and popular music, from the extraordinary (Moby-Dick, Lincoln's second inaugural address) to the mundane (pornography, the telephone). What is the story behind this inclusiveness? Why Dr. Seuss but not Updike? Which of the critical essays featured resonate most for the editors and other contributors? Find out at this special event sponsored by the Department of English and the Weisman Museum, part of the Weisman exhibit /Common Sense: Art and the Quotidian/ (free gallery tours before and after the panel discussion). Free and open to the public.

Marcus is also the author of Lipstick Traces, The Shape of Things to Come, /Mystery Train/, and other books.
https://events.umn.edu/002293

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