Rudnick to visit USU for presentation on Southwestern
January 15, 2008 | LOGAN
-- In a continuing series of events on the Utah State
University campus, Lois Rudnick will present a slide
lecture about the artists and writers who lived and
worked at the Mabel Dodge Luhan house, including Georgia
O'Keeffe, Maynard Dixon, D.H. Lawrence, Martha Graham
and many others.
The presentation, "The House
That Mabel Built: Modern American Countercultures and
the Lure of New Mexico," is part of the USU department
of English Speakers Series. Rudnick speaks at 7 p.m.
Jan. 24, in USU's Old Main 121. The event is free and
all are invited.
Rudnick's visit is in association
with an exhibit entitled "Abstracting the Land:
Southwestern Transcendentalism." The exhibit is
on display at the USU Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of
Art through May 3. She speaks at the museum Jan. 23,
at 5 p.m. in the museum's lobby gallery.
Rudnick is professor of English and
American studies and director of the American studies
program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Her visit is made possible through support from the
department of English, the American studies program,
the department of History, the Nora Eccles Harrison
Museum of Art, the Utah Humanities Council, the Utah
Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The USU department of English Speakers
Series was established to promote the value of arts
and humanities in American public life. The series features
faculty writing and research accomplishments and noted
visiting authors sharing their work.
Next up is nationally acclaimed poet
Naomi Shihab Nye, who speaks at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the
Utah State Haight Alumni Center. For more information
call (435) 797-3858.