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Renowned author Christine Schutt visits Endicott, February 18-19, 2020
Over a span of two days, celebrated fiction writer Christine Schutt gave a public reading of her work and visited two creative writing classes at the College. On February 18, Schutt read "The Duchess of Albany" from her Pure Hollywood and Other Stories (2018) collection, and then took questions from the audience about the story, her writing process, and her career. The following day she visited two of Professor Elizabeth Winthrop's classes—Writing Short Fiction II and Writing the Novel II.
In addition to Pure Hollywood, Schutt is the author of two other short story collections: Nightwork and A Day, a Night, Another Day, Summer. Her first novel, Florida, was a National Book Award finalist; her second novel, All Souls, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. A third novel, Prosperous Friends, was noted in The New Yorker as one of the best books of 2012. Her stories have appeared in NOON, Granta, Harper’s, Oxford American, Fence, and other publications. Schutt has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and New York Foundation of the Arts grant. She has twice won the O.Henry Short Story Prize, and her stories have been anthologized.
Phil Deloria, leading Native American studies scholar, delivered a lecture on "The American Indian in American Popular Culture,” October 15, 2019
Dr. Deloria is Professor of History at Harvard University and a past President of the American Studies Association. He has authored numerous books, including Playing Indian, which traces the tradition of white “Indian play” from the Boston Tea Party to the New Age movement, and Indians in Unexpected Places, which examines the ideologies surrounding Indian people in the early twentieth century and the ways Native Americans challenged them through sports, travel, automobility, film, and musical performance. His most recent book is Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract.
Jill Lepore, staff writer for The New Yorker and Harvard historian, discussed "The Rise and Fall of the Fact" in a lecture at Endicott February 28, 2019