The Local is the Only Universal: William Carlos Williams in New Jersey and Philip Roth: Newark and Beyond

Event Details
  The Local is the Only Universal: William Carlos Williams in New Jersey and Philip Roth: Newark and Beyond
  November 7, 2013 4:00 PM
  November 7, 2013 5:00 PM
  Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University
Say "New Jersey," and likely as not you'll conjure in many people's minds an image of traffic congestion, malls, and aging industrial inf! The series "Jersey: A Sense of Place," hosted by the Institute for the Humanities at Montclair State University, however, aspires to offer a quite different -- and much more positive -- perspective on the state. The final two presentations in what has been a highly successful year-long NJCH-funded series exploring its role as a source of inspiration for the arts and humanities as well as for experiments in living are coming up on October 9 and November 7, 2013.

'The local is the only universal:' William Carlos Williams in New Jersey," and "Philip Roth: Newark and Beyond." Thursday, November 7, 2013, 4-5 p.m., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University. Presenters (respectively): Neil Baldwin, Director, The Creative Research Center, Montclair State, and James D. Bloom, Professor of English and American Studies, Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania. This presentation will discuss the way in which the Jerseyscapes of both the New Jersey poet William Carlos Williams and the novelist Philip Roth provide particularized locations for explorations -- on a grander scale -- of American identity and of the human condition in general.

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.