Visiting Writers Series: Fiction Reading with Mohsin Hamid
Butler Board Room
Novelist Mohsin Hamid, born in Lahore in 1971, is the author, most recently, of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. Edmund Gordon of the Daily Telegraph writes: "Mohsin Hamid is one of the most talented and formally audacious writers of his generation, and his electrifying new novel...is a vital and affecting portrait of a teeming and globally significant but largely unrecorded culture." Hamid ...more
Since winning the 1982 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for Icehouse Lights, David Wojahn has published eight collections of poetry. His 2006 book, Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems 1982-2004, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and won the O.B. Hardison Jr. Poetry Prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Wojahn's most recent collection, World Tree, was awarded the Lenore ...more
Abraham’s Anguish: Queering Isaac and the York Cycle
Derrick Higginbotham is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town, South Africa as well as a co-director of the graduate program.
Higginbotham show that the York cycle's dramatization of Isaac's potential sacrifice expresses a distinctive investment in reproductive sexuality within marriage and its implied connection to the future.