Writing Writers’ Lives: 5th Annual Leon Levy Biography Conference
1pm Monday, March 18. Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center
1pm – 2pm Writing the American Renaissance
John Matteson (The Lives of Margaret Fuller), moderator. Jeffrey Cramer (The Portable Thoreau, ed.), Megan Marshall (Margaret Fuller: A New American Life), David S. Reynolds (Walt Whitman’s America).
2:15pm – 3:15pm Writing Jewish Lives
Ruth Franklin (Shirley Jackson), moderator. Greg Bellow (Saul Bellow’s Heart), Joshua Rubenstein (Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life), Steven Weitzman (Solomon: The Lure of Wisdom). Co-sponsored by the Jewish Lives series of Yale University Press.
3:30pm – 4:30pm Hermione Lee (Virginia Woolf) in Conversation with Gary Giddins (Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams).
5pm – 6pm American Modernists
Carol Sklenicka (Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life), moderator. Blake Bailey (Cheever: A Life), Alice Kessler-Harris (A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman), Richard Lingeman (American Journey: Theodore Dreiser).
6:15pm – 7:15pm Founding Fathers as Literary Figures
Annette Gordon-Reed (The Hemingses of Monticello), moderator. R.B. Bernstein (Thomas Jefferson), Eric Foner (Tom Paine and Revolutionary America), Peter Onuf (The Mind of Thomas Jefferson).
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