The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers invite you to a literary evening, Fictions of Fiction, featuring the scholar and novelist. Dickstein will present “My Life in Fiction.” Pinckney will read a chapter from High Cotton “sort of about Barnard and Columbia.” Refreshments to follow.
Morris Dickstein is a Distinguished Professor of English and Theatre at the CUNY Graduate Center. His most recent books are Leopards in the Temple, a study of postwar American fiction, A Mirror in Roadway, a collection of literary essays, and Dancing in the Dark, a cultural history of the Depression era, which received the Ambassador Book Award in American Studies and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism.
Darryl Pinckney, a long time contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He is at work on a study of African American literature in the twentieth century, and is currently teaching Fiction Writing at Barnard College.
Barnard Hall is located immediately upon entering through the main gate of the Barnard College campus at Broadway and 117th Street.