Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Greg Martin speaks on Memory, Emulation and Influence and the Art of Memoir on October 8 in Hum. 324

UNM English Department
invites you to our 2nd Colloquium of the Fall

Gregory Martin
Associate Professor
UNM Department of English Language & Literature
Director, BA/MD Program

"Memory, Emulation and Influence and the Art of Memoir"
Memory is not a story, but a blur out of the corner of the mind’s eye. To make a story out of memory requires amplification, emphasis, speculation. Credibility problems are part of the enterprise, and many memoirists take on memory, itself, as one of their thematic preoccupations--its strange workings and elusiveness and unreliability. In his talk and reading, Professor Martin will discuss some memoirists he admires (Mary Karr, Tobias Wolff, Vladimir Nabokov, William Maxwell, WG Sebald) and their influence on his recent memoir STORIES FOR BOYS.  
Please Join Us
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
12:30 p.m.
English Department Library
Humanities Building, Room 324

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