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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.