Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The American Studies Consortium invites you to two events with:

Florence Dore (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Public Lecture: 
"Novel Sounds: The Ballad Novel in the Age of Rock and Roll"
Thursday, March 24th at 4pm, 3154 Angell Hall

Lunch Workshop:
Discussion of Dore's "The Rock Novel and Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude"
Friday, March 25th at 1pm, 3154 Angell Hall 
RSVP kindly requested

Florence Dore is associate professor of American Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she has been on the faculty for five years. She has been a member of the Steering Committee of Post45 since 2007 and was one of the founding co-editors of the "Post 45" Book Series at Stanford University Press. She is the author of The Novel and the Obscene: Sexual Subjects in American Modernism (2005), and she is currently planning a public conference and concert series called "Novel Sounds" for the National Humanities Center and Carolina Performing Arts. She is at this very moment completing the first in a two-monograph series with the same title as her talk: ""Novel Sounds: The American Novel in the Age of Rock and Roll"  The talk is taken from the first book in the series, Ballad Novels: Reverberations of Rock in 1950s Southern Fiction; the article you'll read for Friday is taken from the second, The Rock Novel in Contemporary American Fiction.