Join us Friday, May 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the latest installment of our Visiting Professor Series. Claudia Traudt will present In the Beginning was the word: Entering Melville, Joyce, Faulkner, and Walker.
The openings of literary works are critical. They have one shot to arrest, engage, pique interest and begin to teach or have a reader discover how to read them. Ms. Traudt will briefly explore the gripping openings of four revelatory works: Moby Dick, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, The Sound and the Fury, and The Color Purple.
Ms. Traudt holds an MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and teaches at the University's Graham School. She is the recipient of the Graham School's Excellence in Teaching Award for its Basic Program. An artist, her work, research, and teaching explore modes of creation and perception in word and image. Ms. Traudt is also a lecturer at Columbia College.
The Visiting Professor Series is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Glencoe Public Library.