On Thursday, April 20, at 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, journalism professor Carl Rollyson of New York’s Baruch College will deliver the inaugural William and Rosemary MacIlwaine lecture “William Faulkner’s Virginia Persona.”
Professor Rollyson has authored biographies of Lillian Hellman, Rebecca West, Amy Lowell, and Silvia Plath. His book, Uses of the Past in the Novels of William Faulkner, is still in print and has been cited by eminent Faulkner scholar M. Thomas Inger as among the top one hundred works of Faulkner scholarship. Professor Rollyson’s new book, The Alarming Paradox: the Life of William Faulkner is being published by the University of Virginia Press.
The William and Rosemary MacIlwaine Lecture Series in American Literature was established by Dr. William A. MacIlwaine IV, his wife Linda Wilson MacIlwaine, and their sons Andrew, Wilson, and Peter, to honor Dr. MacIlwaine’s parents, who endorsed the value of a broad liberal arts education. They were ardent supports of the University of Virginia and the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library.
Please RSVP to Patrick Garcia or call (434) 924-9640 (space is limited).
A reception will follow the lecture, and guests are invited to explore the exhibition “Faulkner: Life and Works” in the main gallery.