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October 30, 2012

Speaker: Junot Diaz, RESCHEDULED November 7th

7:30 p.m. Proscenium Theater
Short Story Reading 
and Discussion of
 This is How You Lose Her
Junot Díaz
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Nancy Allen Professor of Creative Writing, MIT

Co-sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,
 College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Department of Psychology, Division of Student Affairs,
the Dresher Center for the Humanities,
 Office of Institutional Advancement,
the Provost’s Diversity Initiative, and UMBC’s Latino Hispanic Faculty Association

Junot Díaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and is the author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Díaz will discuss his new collection of short stories.

Speaker: Joseph Fruscioni, November 5th

Monday, November 5, 12 noon Commons 329
“Faulkner and Hemingway: Overview of a Rivalry”

Joseph Fruscione
Department of English, UMBC and First-Year Writing Program, George Washington University

William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, carried on a nuanced and complex literary rivalry. At times, each voiced a shared professional respect; at other times, each thought himself the superior craftsman and spoke disparagingly of the other. Through 
a sense of competition, though, came an equally strong sense of psychological influence. In this talk, Fruscione will give
 a kind of overview of their multi-decade relationship, with special emphasis on their correspondence and Faulkner’s late novel,
 A Fable.

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