About the event

This seminar brings together students, faculty, and the public for an informal seminar on the development of the essay as a literary and social form.

Darryl Pinckney is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and the author of two novels, High Cotton (1992) and Black Deutschland (2016), and two works of nonfiction, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature (2002), part of the Alain Locke Lecture Series, and Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy (2014). Other periodicals to which he has contributed include FMR, Freibeuter, The Guardian, Harper's, Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, Slate, TLS, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. His several theatrical collaborations with director Robert Wilson have appeared internationally and at Brooklyn Academy of Music. Pinckney has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton and has received the Harold D. Vursell Award for Distinguished Prose from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Foundation.

RSVP REQUIRED: please email [email protected] if you are interested in attending, and for the suggested seminar readings.

Co-Leaders of the Essay Seminar: Morris Dickstein and Tayt J. Harlin.