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Monday, March 7, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chem 011)
Light lunch served
Join us for a discussion between Roy Scranton and Jennifer Ahern-Dodson about being a writer and reader in contemporary society. We'll talk about how Scranton approaches his own writing and how he assesses the writing of others. Among the questions we'll explore are:
- What makes a good story?
- What makes a story authentic?
- Which kinds of stories are identified as representing a field/an experience/a movement?
- How do editors make choices when organizing a collection?
- What role does personal experience play in telling a story?
- What role should a writer's biography play in a reader's assessment of that writer's "right" to tell a particular story?
We'll ask Scranton to draw on his own experience as a writer of fiction, non-fiction, and literary criticism as we explore these topics.
University of Notre Dame
Roy Scranton is the author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of Civilization, co-editor of <...