The first Critical Works in Progress event of the semester is tomorrow, Monday, October 15, from 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. in Mills Hall 322.
MA candidate Terrilynn Cantlon will be presenting: Le Roman de Silence: Le Sophistical Virtue de Marriage, Gender and Writing. In looking at the 13th Century French romance Le Roman de Silence, Terrilynn “will argue that the gender challenging protagonist is not served by a marriage to the king, a marriage which attempts to overwrite the hegemonic hierarchical patriarchal ‘body’ of the church, society and the state onto the body of Silence.”
Then, author Rikki Ducornet will read as part of the Contemporary Writers Series on Tuesday, October 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Mills Hall Living Room.
Rikki Ducornet is the author of eight novels, three collections of short fiction, a book of essays, and five books of poetry. She has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, honored twice by the Lannan Foundation, and is the recipient of an Academy Award in Literature. She is also a visual artist and illustrator. Her most recent novel is Netsuke.