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Complete List of Year of the Book events

September 26, 2009-January 3, 2010
Exhibit: "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero." Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 346-3027

October 22, 2009
Reading: Cai Emmons
, fiction, 8 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Creative Writing, 346-3944

October 23-24, 2009
Conference: Understanding Superheroes.
Organized by Ben Saunders, English.

November 5, 2009
Reading: Marilyn Chin
, poetry, 8 p.m., EMU Fir Room. Sponsor: Creative Writing, 346-3944

November 6-21, 2009
Theatre: "Big River,"
musical, Robinson Theatre: Miller Theatre Complex.

November 12, 2009
Lecture: "Digitize, Democratize: Google, Libraries, and the Future of Books,"
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of University Libraries at Harvard, 7:30 p.m., 175 Knight Law Center, UO Campus. Sponsor: OHC Kritikos Lectureship, 346-3934

November 12, 2009
Lecture: "Digitize, Democratize: Google, Libraries, and the Future of Books,"
Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and Director of University Libraries at Harvard, 5:30 p.m., UO in Portland, White Stag Block, 70 N.W. Couch St. Sponsor: OHC Kritikos Lectureship, 346-3934

December 1, 2009
Theatre/Discussion: "Futura,"
staged reading of a new play by Jordan Harrison that imagines a world where all libraries have been digitized and no print culture remains. (Or, so the government thinks...), 7 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Discussion with the playwright to follow. Sponsor: Theatre Arts, 346-1998

January 15-30
Theatre: "The Good Doctor,"
Neil Simon comedy based on short stories of the great Anton Chekhov was a Broadway hit with its quirky characters and memorable sketches revealing the humor in life’s so-called “tragic” circumstances. Sponsor: University Theatre

January 21, 2010
Lecture: "The Book—Not Just Another Gadget,"
Paul Courant, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Michigan, 4 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: UO Libraries, 346-3056

February 4, 2010
Lecture: "MANUScript—Historical Roots of the Modern Manuscript Book" Suzanne Moore,
book artist, designer, and illuminator whose book works explore the boundaries and links between word and image, 7:30 p.m., 177 Lawrence Hall. Sponsor: OHC O'Fallon Lectureship

February 7, 2010
Reading: W.S. Merwin
, poetry, 2 p.m., Eugene Public Library, Downtown. Sponsors: Lane Literary Guild and Eugene Public Library, (541) 682-5450

February 10, 2010
Film: “A Room with a View,”
7 p.m., 177 Lawrence Hall. Sponsor: Literary Duck, UO Bookstore, (541) 346-4331

February 18, 2010
Lecture: "The Question of Torture," Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the first Distinguished UO Presidential Lecturer, 7 p.m., EMU ballroom. Sponsors: The Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment and Clark Honors College

February 19, 2010
Lecture: "The Question of Torture," Seymour Hersh
, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the first Distinguished UO Presidential Lecturer, 5:30 p.m., UO in Portland. This is a free public event. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 1-800-280-6218 or visit: center.uoregon.edu/WSB/hershlectureSponsors: The Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Endowment and Clark Honors College

March 4, 2010
Bilingual poetry reading (Lectura de poesía): "A Shared Solitude (La soledad compartida)" Luis García Montero, poet, March 4, 2010 (4 de marzo), 5 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Romance Languages; contact Prof. Gina Herrman or Prof. Cecilia Enjuto Rangel

March 4, 2010
Reading: Miriam Gershow
, fiction, 8 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Creative Writing

March 9–April 18, 2010
Exhibit:
The Art of the Book: Collection Selections and Work by Johanna Drucker. Sponsor: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

March 10, 2010
Film: “Last of the Mohicans,”
7 p.m., 177 Lawrence Hall. Sponsor: Literary Duck, UO Bookstore, (541) 346-4331

Continuing
“Destination of the Week,”
a bi-weekly display showcasing media the Mills International Center has available for check out—travel guides, cookbooks, magazines, DVDs, atlases, CDs, and more! Sponsor: Mills International Center in the EMU, (541) 346-0887.

April 1, 2010
Call for entries:
“Edible Book Festival,” UO students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit an entry or view the entries during the festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Entries must reflect the concept of “the book” in some way by using text, form, or literary inspiration. Examples may be reviewed at the International Edible Book Festival web site. Viewing is open to the public. Sponsor: UO Libraries. Information: Ann Miller, (541) 346-3064

April 3, 2010
Symposium: “Francesco Petrarca, from Manuscript to Digital Culture,”
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., various locations. Sponsor: Romance Languages. Information: (541) 346-4021 or symposium website

April 5, 2010
Lecture: "Getting a Grip—Gaining Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want,"Frances Moore Lappé
, author, democracy advocate and world food hunger expert, 7:30 p.m., EMU Ballroom. Sponsor: OHC Cressman Lectureship

April 7, 2010
Lecture: "Authors, Censors, and Book Production in the Peruvian Viceroyalty," Pedro M. Guibovich, history, Catholic University of Peru, 3:30 p.m.,111Lillis Hall. Information: Carlos Aguirre, (541) 346-5905. Sponsor: Latin American Studies

April 7, 2010
Film: "Passages from James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake,"
5:30 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Sponsor: Schnitzer Cinema

April 13, 2010
Lecture: "A Sixty-year Odyssey in Bookbinding and Conservation"
Don Etherington, an internationally known book conservator, fine binder, and instructor; president of Etherington Conservation Services, 3:30 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: UO Libraries, (541) 346-3056

April 15, 2010
Lecture: "New Worlds and New Media: Text, Image, and Language Community in Early Print Culture,"
Thomas Hahn, Professor of English, University of Rochester, 4 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: English, (541) 346-3911

April 16–May 1, 2010
Theatre: “The Highest Tide”
Based on the novel by Olympia author Jim Lynch, we follow Miles O’Malley as he explores the Puget Sound tidal flats near his home in this coming of age story. 8 p.m., Miller Theatre Complex. Information: (541) 346-1791. Tickets: (541) 346-4363.

April 16, 2010
Lecture: "Books, Art, Now," Johanna Drucker
, Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA, and book artist, 5 p.m., Gerlinger Alumni Lounge. Sponsor: Romance Languages. Information: (541) 346-4021

April 17, 2010
Lecture:
“Do (Artists’) Books Have a Future?” Johanna Drucker, Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA, and book artist, 1:30 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

April 17, 2010
Workshop:
“Text Shapes and/in Book Spaces,” Johanna Drucker, Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA, and book artist, 3-5 p.m., Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

April 22, 2010
Lecture: “Writing for Readers: Thinking through Publishing in a Changing Climate,” Ken Wissoker
, editorial director, Duke University Press, 4 p.m., Clark Honors College Library (301 Chapman). Sponsor: Clark Honors College, (541) 346-5414

April 22, 2010
Readings: J. T. Bushnell
, fiction, and Keetje Kuipers, poetry, 8 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: Creative Writing

May 4, 2010
Reading: Jennie Shortridge
reads from her book "When She Flew," 7 p.m., Campus Duck Store. Sponsor: Duck Store, (541) 346-4331

May 5, 2010
Lecture: "Information is Power: Access to Archives and Human Rights in Latin America," Peter Kornbluh
, director of the Chile and Cuba Documentation Projects at the National Security Archive, 7:30 p.m., 182 Lillis Hall. Sponosr: OHC, (541)346-3934

May 6, 2010
Reading: Ana Maria Spagna
reads from her book "Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey," 6 p.m., 111 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Clark Honors College. Information: (541) 346-4331

May 8, 2010
Reading: Robin Cody
reading from his book "Another Way the River Has: Taut Tales from the Northwest," 2 p.m., Springfield Public Library. Sponsor: Duck Store, (541) 346-4331

May 13, 2010
Reading/slide presentation:
"Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957–1962," author Megan Prelinger reads and presents images from her book, 4 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: UO Libraries

May 13, 2010
Reading: Mark Jarman
, poetry, 8 p.m., EMU Fir Room. Sponsor: Creative Writing

May 20, 2010
Lecture: "Literature that Rises from the Streets," Elena Poniatowska
, jounalist and author, 7 p.m. in 182 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Latin American Studies Program

May 21-June 5, 2010
Theatre: “Annelie in the Depths of the Night” Somewhere between waking and sleeping, Annelie journeys into the depths of the night. Along the way she meets a daffy cast of characters in a delightful adventure for audiences young and old. Based on the children’s fable by Imme Dros, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Schlueter. 8 p.m., Hope Theatre, Miller Theatre Complex. Sponsor: University Theatre Information: (541) 346-1791. Tickets: (541) 346-4363

May 24, 2010
Lecture: “Focalization and Temporality in the Illustrations to Charles Dickens’s Bleak House,” John O. Jordan,
director of The Dickens Project and professor of Literature, UC Santa Cruz, 3:30 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room. Sponsor: English.

May 26, 2010
Lecture: "Collaboration, Creation, Subversion: The Journey of Translation," Suzanne Jill Levine
, Professor of Spanish, University of California, Santa Barbara, 3:30 p.m., 112 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: Romance Languages, (541) 346-0951

May 26, 2010
Lecture: "Defending Freedom of Expression in the Written Word," Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University and President, PEN American Center, 7:30 p.m., 182 Lillis Hall. Sponsor: OHC Tzedek Lectureship, (541) 346-3934

May 27, 2010
Lecture: "A Life of Honor," Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosoph, Princeton University and President, PEN American Center, 5:30 p.m., UO in Portland. Sponsor: OHC Tzedek Lectureship, (541)346-3934