Puget Sound English Department

February 16, 2011

Whatever you do, don’t miss this!

Stanford University English professor, Puget Sound graduate (’75), cultural critic, and intellectual provocateur Terry Castle will be on campus in just a few short weeks, so mark your calendars and/or put this in your smart phones:

“The Necessary Orphan: Insurrection, Autonomy, Parents and Rebellion in 2011” guest lecture by Terry Castle ’75

March 7, 2011 @ 4:00pm — Wheelock Student Center, Rasmussen Rotunda

From our Office of Media Relations, some additional information about Professor Castle and her work:

Castle, a Puget sound alumna of the class of 1975, will discuss the pop psych phenomenon of ‘helicopter’ parents, undergraduate education, enlightenment, and filial rebellion. Castle is the author of eight books, including “The Apparitional Lesbian.” She is professor of British Literature and the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.

Terry Castle is a Stanford University English professor and literary critic, who was a friend of Susan Sontag, and who has published eight books, ranging from the feminist, to ghost stories, to literature of the First World War.

Her new book “The Professor and Other Writings” is currently nominated for a National Book Critics Award. (award ceremony Sat. March 5). She and the new book have recently been covered in Salon, London Review of Books, The Chronicle of Higher Education. She writes regularly for the Atlantic and New Republic. Earlier books include: The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture (1993) and Boss Ladies, Watch Out! Essays on Women, Sex, and Writing (2002).

It’s not too late…

… to hear photojournalist Melanie Burford discuss her work in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Last night, she delivered a spellbinding presentation on the effect of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the lives of an already-threatened bayou fishing community, Delacroix Island, and she speaks again tonight, Weds., February 16, at 6:30, in Kilworth Chapel. Tonight’s talk is titled “Eyes of the Storm: The Photographic Story of Hurricane Katrina,” and will cover the work for which she and her fellow Dallas Morning News photographers earned a 2006 Pulitzer Prize. Burford’s presentations are part of the Brown and Haley Lecture Series, and are free and open to the public. More information on Burford, her work, and tonight’s lecture here.