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Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

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Annual Hoffman Lecture

James Hoffman, a Comparative Literature major who graduated with High Distinction in 1982, died in a car crash the summer after his graduation...the result of a drunk driver. His thesis, "The Political Connection in Literature: A Study of Four Socialist Novels" reflects James' social awareness and interest in socialism. He was a very caring individual and at the time of his death was working with alcoholics as a volunteer. James' family and colleagues in Comparative Literature established this memorial lecture to host scholars who reflect James' vision of literature as a means of social change.

Hoffman Lecture

January 21, 2015, Haldeman 041, 4:15 pm, Reception to Follow.

James Phelan, Ohio State University

"Fictionality within Nonfiction: Affect and Ethics in Roz Chast's Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?"

This event if free and open to the public!

2015 Hoffman Lecture










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