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Cecilia Konchar Farr for "The Ulysses Delusion"

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street St. Paul, MN 55102 (map)

Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, August 30th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Cecilia Konchar Farr! Farr will read and discuss her work "The Ulysses Delusion," and a book signing will follow. 

Popular fiction follows literature professors wherever they go. At coffee shops or out for drinks, after faculty meetings or classes, even at family reunions – they are persistently pressed to talk about bestselling novels. Questions immediately follow: What do I mean when I say a book is "good"? Why do contemporary novels like these, conversations like these, matter to professors of literature? Shouldn't they be spending their time re-reading The Great Gatsby?  

The Ulysses Delusion confronts these questions and answers their call for more engaged conversations about books. Through topics like the Oprah's Book Club, Harry Potter, and Chick Lit, Cecilia Konchar Farr explores the lively, democratic, and gendered history of novels in the US as a context for understanding how avid readers and literary professionals have come to assess them so differently.

Earlier Event: August 23
Chaun Webster for "GeNtry!fication"

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