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 January 20, 2015

A lecture with Gordon Hutner, "The 21st-Century American Novel: A Brief History”

George H. W. Bush: Character at the Core coverTuesday, January 20th at 5:00pm, in the Hawkins-Carlson Reading Room, visiting speaker Gordon Hutner will give a lecture on "The 21st-Century American Novel: A Brief History." Hutner is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the author of What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960 (2009), American Literature, American Culture (1998), and Secrets and Sympathy: Forms of Disclosure in Hawthorne's Novels (1988).  Hutner is also the founding editor of American Literary History, now in its 27th year.