Voltaire's Coffee: Professor Carter (English), Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Professor Carter - Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Mon, January 25, 2010 | Locations will be on campus for easy access, exact location TBA.

7:00 PM

Voltaire's Coffees are about good books...
Voltaire's Coffees are about good books...

Everyone's favorite Plan II event from their freshman year is now open to ALL Plan II students in our new Winter Voltaire's Coffee Series!  Join us for an evening of all your favorite things: interesting books, stimulating discussion, amazing professors, engaging fellow students, and food, of course!  All VCs will be held between January 21 and January 29, before the homework really starts piling up. 

Professor Carter - Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

About the book:

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. But, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers’s riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy—an American who converted to Islam—and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun became possible. Like What Is the WhatZeitoun was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research—in this case, in the U.S., Spain, and Syria.

About the professor:


Mia Carter is an associate professor in the department of English.  She received her Ph.D. in English and Modern Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1992.  Her research interests include post-colonial and ethnic studies, modernism, 19th & 20th Century British Literature, Imperial studies, film, and women's studies.  She has received multiple awards and honors, including the Texas Excellence Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Teaching Award, and induction into the  Academy for Distinguished Teachers.

Limited spots are available, so registration is required!  Students can register by accessing the following link to the registration form beginning at noon on Monday, November 30th.  Registration will close on midnight of Friday, December 4th.  Registration is limited to one VC per student.   Link to registration form

Sponsored by: Plan II Students Association

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