Humanities Institute

Rebecca Solnit: The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

Thu, November 13, 2014 | Prothro Auditorium at the Harry Ransom Center

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rebecca Solnit: The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness

Rebecca Solnit will be speaking about her new book, The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. This collection of iconic and little-known essays travels across disciplines and around the world to discuss issues of place, family, the environment, revolution, and the power of stories.

Rebecca is the author of over fourteen books including Men Explain Things to MeA Field Guide to Getting LostRiver of Shadows, and As Eve Said to the Serpent, which was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. She has also written numerous forewords to photography books and writes for online publications Tom Dispatch and Guernica, among others.
This talk is free and open to the public and seating is on a first-come basis. Books will be sold before and after the event, with a book signing to follow the talk.

Support for this event was provided by Austin Center for Photography and the following divisions of the University of Texas at Austin: Harry Ransom Center, The Department of Art & Art History, The Department of English, The Humanities Institute through the Sterling Clark Holloway Centennial Lectureship in Libertal Arts.

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