Fiction and History: A Two-Day Symposium Featuring E. L. Doctorow

Co-sponsored by The Herbert H. Lehman Center for American History, Seminar on the City, University Seminars, and the Friends of the Columbia Libraries.

All events take place at Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive.

Registration Required. Sign up here or e-mail cul-events@columbia.edu.

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AllTheTimeInTheWorld

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011

6:00 p.m. | Reading and discussion

Wiilliam Kennedy, Chango's Beads and Two-Tone Shoes


6:45 p.m.
| Novelists roundtable

Introduction: James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian

Kevin Baker, Dreamland and Paradise Alley
Nancy Horan, Loving Frank
Thomas Fleming, The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee and The Officers' Wives

Moderator: Kenneth T. Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor in History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University


8:00 p.m. | Book signing and reception

                      

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011

6:00 p.m. | Discussion: Historians tackle history and fiction

Mark Carnes, Barnard College
John Demos, Yale University
Jane Kamensky, Brandeis University

Moderator: James G. Neal, Columbia University


7:00 p.m. | "Notes on the History of Fiction"

A lecture by E. L. Doctorow, Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Professor in American Letters, New York University


Book signing follows.