We put out the wrong date on the post about Robert Glück – the body of the message is correct, he is speaking tomorrow, April 29, but the title is wrong. Do please help us get the correct information circulating – the correct post is below:
The department of Comparative Literature and English, the MA in Cultural Translation, and the student Gender and Sexuality society at AUP invite you to a reading and conversation with Robert Glück, at 18:30 on Tuesday 29 April 2014, in G11, the ARC room (ground floor of the Grenelle building, 147 Rue de Grenelle, behind the Lutheran church). For those that don’t know him this interview is rather interesting.
Drinks will be served. Visitors from outside the university community are very welcome, and should contact Geoff Gilbert to ensure admission (the church is a zealous closer of gates).
Robert Glück is a writer from California, and Professor at San Francisco State University. Glück’s poetry includes the collection Reader (1989) and, with Bruce Boone, the collaboration La Fontaine (1981). His fiction includes the story collection Denny Smith (2003) and the novels Jack the Modernist (1995) and Margery Kempe (1994). Glück’s work has been selected for numerous anthologies, including The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992), Best American Erotica 2005, and Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker (2006).
At AUP, Robert Glück will read a chapter from the novel he is working on, About Ed. About Ed is his version of an AIDS memoir, in which fiction, fact, and speculation interpenetrate. Next year Semiotext(e) will bring out his collected essays, “The Greatness of Kathy Acker” and Other Essays. He will select a few short pieces to read, one called “Queer Voice” and perhaps one or two others addressing such topics as fundamentalism and the best lube to use.