Durrell and the City:
Reconstructing the Urban Landscape
On Miracle Ground XVI
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- PLENARY GUEST SPEAKERS
- Alan W. Friedman, who holds a doctorate from the University of Rochester and an endowed professorship, specializes in twentieth-century British and American literature, although he regularly teaches a Shakespeare Honors seminar. The first of his five authored books was on Lawrence Durrell; his most recent is Party Pieces: Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in Joyce and Beckett, which concerns performances within the fictional texts of James Joyce and the plays of Samuel Beckett. His ten edited books and journals include compilations on Durrell, Joyce, and Beckett. He is a former Director of Plan II (UT's Honors Program, which awarded him its Outstanding Teacher Award), the founder and director of the English Department's Oxford Summer Program, Coordinator of the Actors from the London Stage annual residency program, and director of the student organization Spirit of Shakespeare. He has taught at universities in England, Ireland, and France. This year he received UT’s Civitatis Award, which is given annually to a faculty member who is recognized as “a person of such integrity, stature, demonstrated ability, and renown that the university community…will take pride in and be inspired by his or her recognition.”
- H. R. Stoneback is a Professor of English and director of Graduate Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz. His publications include Reading Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway's Paris: Our Paris?,and Singing the Springs and Other Poems. He is founding editor and co-editor of The Shawangunk Review, a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hemingway Society, and has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in China, a visiting professor of American Literature at the University of Paris, and the director of the American Center for Students and Artists in Paris.