Writer Moustafa Bayoumi Visits Denison
Date of Event: October 29, 2009
Posted: October 16, 2009
Scholar and writer Moustafa Bayoumi will give a lecture at Denison University at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). The event is sponsored by the Beck Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.
Bayoumi is an associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York. He is co-editor of The Edward Said Reader and has published academic essays in Transition, Interventions, The Yale Journal of Criticism, Amerasia, Arab Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Asian American Studies and others. His writings have also appeared in The Nation, The London Review of Books and The Village Voice. Bayoumi’s essay “Disco Inferno,” originally published in The Nation, was included in the collection “Best Music Writing 2006.” He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Salon.com and on National Public Radio.
The Beck Lecture Series was endowed in memory of Harriet Ewens Beck to bring outstanding writers to the Denison campus. The series has hosted such writers as Lee Martin, Alice Walker, Tom Stoppard and W.S. Merwin. Under the sponsorship fund, each year 10 to 12 writers read from their works and participate in master classes.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Scholar and author Moustafa Bayoumi lecture at 4 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 29, in the Barney-Davis Board Room (200 West Loop). The event is sponsored by the Beck Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6207 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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