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An Evening with Todd Haynes and Greil Marcus, 10/29/2008

October 29, 2008IASEvents0

Todd Haynes, of Portland, Oregon, is the director of Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), Poison (1991), Safe (1995), Velvet Goldmine (1998), Far from Heaven (2002), I’m Not There (2007), and other films. He won Best Director at the 2002 Independent Spirit Awards for Far From Heaven, which also received an Oscar nomination, and in 2008 he was awarded the Robert Altman Award for I’m Not There, his critically acclaimed biopic of Bob Dylan. This fall, Greil Marcus holds the Winton Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and is teaching a short course in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, “The Old Weird America” (CSCL 4910/ENGL 4090) October 1 – November 19. Greil Marcus is the author of “The Shape of Things to Come” (2006), “Lipstick Traces” (1989), “Mystery Train” (1975; 5th revised edition 2008), and other books. With Werner Sollors, he is the co-editor of “A New Literary History of America,” forthcoming from Harvard in 2009. In recent years he has taught at Berkeley, Princeton, and the New School in New York. He lives in Berkeley. He is a monthly columnist for the Believer. Cosponsored by The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and The College of Liberal Arts

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