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About the seminar

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.

James Atlas is the author of Bellow: A Biography; Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet (nominated for the National Book Award); and the memoir My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor’s Tale. The founder of the Lipper/Viking Penguin Lives series, Atlas was for many years an editor at The New York Times, first at the book review and later at the magazine. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, and other journals. He lives in New York City.

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.