literature

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Basilica SoundScape 2014

Credit Matt Charland

    Basilica SoundScape is a three-day festival of sound, sight and taste in Hudson, NY this weekend. It is a curated program featuring a wide range of music, visual art, and literature that aims for specific connections and overlaps.

The musical menu includes Michael Chapman, Julia Holter, Endless Boogie, Deafheaven, White Lung, Majical Cloudz, solo sets from Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire playing material from his upcoming solo album, and the Swans doing a planned two-hour set.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Ideas Matter - Our World Remade: WWI New Reading & Discussion Series

  We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on the RT, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter. This morning we welcome the folks from NY Humanities to discuss the importance of remembering World War One through literature.

Wendy Galgan, Assistant Professor of English at St. Francis College joins us to discuss the New York Council for the Humanities' Our World Remade: WWI New Reading & Discussion Series.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri August 15, 2014

The Grandson Also Rises: Seán Hemingway On Papa, Spain And Jake Barnes

For the last century, readers have been captivated by Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and the story of its famed “lost generation” expats at Spain’s Festival of San Fermin — fighting alcohol, depression, impotence, and each other. 

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Fri June 20, 2014

3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat At Wiawaka Center For Women

  The 3rd Annual Jane Austen Retreat takes next weekend at the Wiawaka Center for Women on Lake George on Sunday, June 29th.

Participants will join scholars and enthusiasts in exploring Austen's world through facilitated discussions of Mansfield Park, viewing and discussion of film adaptations of the novel, and presentations from local JASNA members Mary Huber, Nancy Duell and Dr. Susan Jones.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed March 26, 2014

"E. B. White on Dogs" edited by Martha White

   

    In E. B. White on Dogs, the author's granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White's various canine companions.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu February 13, 2014

“Norman Mailer: A Double Life” By J. Michael Lennon

Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. He was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur and passionate observer of his times; and a husband, father, and serial philanderer.

J. Michael Lennon knew Mailer for thirty-five years, and has written the new biography, Norman Mailer: A Double Life.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care

  This morning we’ll discuss MassHumanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care – it’s a six-month long program that allows medical professionals to reflect on their work through the power of literature. Hospitals host scholar-led discussion groups and together they explore works of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction that illuminate issues central to caring for people, whether they are well, sick, or dying.

Our guests are Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs for MASSHumanities, and Robert Meagher, Professor of Humanities at Hampshire College.

The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Siena College Professor Karin Lin-Greenberg Wins Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

    Karin Lin-Greenberg is an Assistant Professor at Siena College in Loudonville, NY. She is also an author and it was recently announced that her story collection, Faulty Predictions, won the 2013 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. This competitive award helps emerging writers get their work published and recognized nationally.

The Roundtable
10:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

"Critical Mass: Four Decades Of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades And Hurrahs" By James Wolcott

 

  From his early 70s dispatches as a critic for the Village Voice on rock and roll, comedy, movies, and television to the literary criticism of the 80s and 90s that made him famous, to his must-read cultural reporting for Vanity Fair- James Walcott has had a career as a free lance critic and a literary intellectual like none other.

With his new career-spanning collection Critical Mass: Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades and Hurrahs- he gives us his best critical essays and cultural journalism.

The Roundtable
11:50 am
Thu December 5, 2013

"A Reader's Book Of Days: True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year"

At this time of year there are all kinds of almanacs that come out that list important days and times in the year in advance - but for readers, those famously impractical dreamers,  A Book of Days is a pleasurable treasure hunt going far beyond births, deaths, and publication dates.

Eight time Jeopardy Champion, Tom Nissley’s A Readers Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers For Every Day of the Year- is a day by day literary companion, part love letter to literature, part charming guide to the books most worth reading. It’s a collection that features bite size accounts both real and fictional for everyday of the year.

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