Frank Lentricchia, Utica College graduate and literary critic, novelist and film professor, will present two events at Hamilton College as part of the English Department’s Fall 2014 Reading Series. Lentricchia will read from his most recent work, Dog Killer of Utica: An Eliot Conte Mystery, on Monday, Nov. 3, at 4:10 p.m., in the Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center.
He will present a talk titled “Writing as an Italian-American?” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Burke Library All Night Reading Room. Both events are free and open to the public.
Lentricchia, the Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University, is a graduate of Utica College and Duke University.
A distinguished critic, novelist, and poet, Lentricchia’s academic interests lie in American literature, the history of poetry, American modernism, and the history and theory of criticism. He has consistently published critical essays and novels for over 40 years. His major recent publications include The Accidental Pallbearer, The Music of the Inferno, Lucchesi and The Whale, Close Reading: The Reader, Crimes of Art and Terror and The Book of Ruth. He was editorial chair of South Atlantic Quarterly for five years.
The events are hosted by the Hamilton College English Department and sponsored by the President's Office and Dean of Faculty with additional support provided by the Days-Massolo Center