Frankenstein and Dracula: Separated at Birth—and Not Dead Yet 10/31/09 - Who are Frankenstein and Dracula and why do we love to fear them? Stephen Arata, Professor of English, and Susan Tyler Hitchcock, former U.Va. faculty and nonfiction author, teamed on up Halloween to tell Frankenstein and Dracula’s long, strange and intertwined life stories.
The Medical Center Hour: Culture-as-Disability? Therapeutic Itineraries and the Question of Knowledge10/15/08 - Ghana-born literary scholar Ato Quayson places his own development as a disability
studies scholar within the wider context of attitudes toward disability in Africa and elsewhere,
paying particular attention to the unexamined belief systems and attitudes that underwrite
therapeutic itineraries, both biomedical and otherwise. Co-presented with the Department of English.
50th Anniversary of William Faulkner's Residency at U.Va.4/4/08 - This spring marks 50 years since the great American author William Faulkner served his second and last term as writer-in-residence at the University of Virginia. To mark the occasion, the U.Va. Library and the English department organized an exhibit and a symposium to explore what
The Medical Center Hour: Stiff: The Secret Lives of Human Cadavers3/21/07 - This conversation with independent author Mary Roach explores her experiences in researching and writing about the busy, and beneficial, (after)lives of human cadavers. Co-presented with the Virginia Festival of the Book.
The Medical Center Hour: Reframing Disability: New Ways of Seeing and Representing Disability2/14/07 - Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Ph.D., of Emory University and Walt Davis, M.D., of UVA discuss how we view, define and represent persons with disabilities and how it reflects our social and cultural values, including our ideas of what's "normal." How might new portraits of disability help to reframe our understanding?
Lost Robert Frost Poem Unveiled10/20/06 - On October 20th, The Virginia Quarterly Review hosted a series of lectures on the recent unveiling of a previously undiscovered Robert Frost Poem. You'll hear from Robert Stilling, the graduate student who found "War Thoughts at Home", V-Q-R editor Ted Genoways and Glyn Maxwell, the poetry editor of the New Republic.
Poetry Reading from Glyn Maxwell10/20/06 - On October 20th, the Jefferson Society at the University of Virginia hosted a poetry reading from Glyn Maxwell, poetry editor for the New Republic.
John Grisham discusses9/14/06 - Best-selling author and Charlottesville-area resident John Grisham spoke to a riveted audience at the Law School Sept. 14 about his latest work,
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