Winter Weekend Free Preview Talk: “The Way We Live Now”

The Way We Live Now: Speculation/Fiction

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Friday, December 8, 2017
Lewis Hall, Merrill Memorial Library
215 Main Street, Yarmouth
3:00 - 3:30 reception
3:30 - 5:00 talk

Podcast Ann KibbieWinter Weekend (March 9-10, 2018, at Bowdoin College), which dives deep into a celebrated work of literature over two days, offers a rejuvenating break from the mid-winter doldrums. Get a sneak peek of next March’s program with this free preview talk by Professor of English Ann Kibbie from Bowdoin College.

In “The Way We Live Now: Speculation/Fiction,” Professor Kibbie will explore some of the connections between forms of economic speculation and the enterprise of fiction in Anthony Trollope’s novel about money, corruption, and greed in late Victorian times that feels eerily prescient of today’s economic and cultural context. (She will also be a speaker at Winter Weekend itself.) She also promises not to reveal any spoilers, so if you haven’t read the novel or plan to attend Winter Weekend, you’ll be safe!