Carla Harryman and others featured at Faculty New Publications Lecture, Thurs. April 7, 4:00 p.m.

Creative Writing Professor Carla Harryman will be among the faculty featured on Thursday, April 7, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Halle 320 as part of the Faculty New Publications Lecture Series.  This series spotlights recent faculty publications across periods, genres, and program areas, as well as provides graduate students with a sense of the different kinds of research faculty do and what constitutes a book-length research project in the field today.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Read more about Carla’s and other facutly work that will be presented below:

Carla Harryman: The Wide Road: A Collaborative Picaresque (co-written with Lyn Hejinian)

The Wide RoadWhat would have happened had Thelma and Louise not driven off the cliff but stayed on the road? Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian’s picaresque novella, The Wide Road, chases down this question in its exploration of how friendship lives on to follow eros through a polymorphic landscape where a fearless, inquisitive “we” encounters “hunger in two places at once.” Carla will be sharing selections from the novel and talking about the process of writing collaboratively.

Cheryl Cassidy and Andrea Kaston Tange: Children and Empire

Professors Cassidy and Kaston Tange will be sharing selections from their newest publication, Children and Empire (History of Feminism, Routledge), a four-book series that comprises primary sources from the 19th through early 20th centuries. Primary texts in the collection come from both the American and British empires and include fiction as well as non-fiction letters, biographical information, reports, and articles. Cheryl and Andrea will also be discussing the works’ scholarly introductions and will be sharing some of the engravings and photographs that illustrate the collection.

Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian’s The Wide Road

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Creative Writing professor Carla Harryman, together with Lyn Hejinian, recently celebrated the release of The Wide Road, a collaborative work by the pair, roughly 20 years in the making.  Here’s the official blurb from Belladonna Books:

What would have happened…had Thelma and Louise not driven off the cliff but stayed on the road? In Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian’s picaresque novella, friendship lives on to follow eros through a polymorphic landscape where their fearless, inquisitive “we” encounters “hunger in two places at once.”

The Wide Road was collaboratively composed by Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian between 1991 and 2010. The cover art was drawn for this manuscript by the artist Nancy Blum, and the first edition is printed with two different cover designs.

The Wide Road pre-release date was December 1, 2010. The official release date is March 15, 2011. Find out more at:
www.belladonnaseries.org/books.html