The tenth annual Faculty Book Celebration, sponsored by WU Libraries and the Center for the Humanities, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Women’s Building. This year’s celebration will feature two keynote speakers:
Douglas Brinkley, noted author and commentator, professor of history at Rice University, and a fellow at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy, will open the two-day celebration on Dec. 5, speaking about the role of writing and publishing in the academy today. His lecture is titled “Of Books and the Internet.”
Roz Chast, staff cartoonist for The New Yorker, will deliver the closing keynote remarks on Dec. 6, speaking about her own extensive catalog of work and her career as a commercial artist.
The celebration will also feature several faculty authors presenting about their newly published books—Peter Kastor and Jessica Rosenfeld on Monday evening, and Akiko Tsuchiya and Craig Monson on Tuesday evening. For more information, contact Jian Ling or Barbara Liebmann at 935-5576. Drinks and refreshments will follow the presentations.