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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Focus, Focus, Focus: Object Lesson Lit

The Object Lesson Series is a new phenomenon in literature. Authors select a single, simple object and explore it from all sides. Meet Anna Leahy, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow and Nicole Walker, who will explain the object of their work. Assistive listening devices available.

Anna Leahy

Anna Leahy is the author of the nonfiction book "Tumor" and the poetry collection "Aperture." Her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Pop Sugar, The Southern Review and The Pinch. She directs the MFA program at Chapman University, where she edits the international journal TAB and curates the Tabula Poetica reading series....

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Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow is a writer-in-residence at UC-Irvine and the author of "Personal Stereo," a cultural history of the Walkman. Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review and Dissent, where she is a contributing editor....

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Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker is the author of the forthcoming books "Sustainability: A Love Story" and "Love in the Ruins: A Survival Guide for Life After Normal." Her most recent books include "Egg," "Micrograms," "Quench Your Thirst with Salt," and "This Noisy Egg....

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Nicole Walker
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bloomsbury Academic
March 2017
ISBN 9781501322853
Paperback, 160 pages
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Taking in Faberge eggs, Easter eggs, dinosaur eggs, eggs across cultures and cuisines, rotten eggs, and good eggs, Egg is a whimsical and sometimes surprisingly serious examination of the humble egg.

Anna Leahy
Science / Medicine / Technology
Bloomsbury Academic
September 2017
ISBN 9781501323300
160 pages
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Tumor examines the cultural attitudes that shape the ways we research a tumor scientifically, treat it medically, and talk about it socially.

Personal Stereo
Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Bloomsbury Academic
September 2017
ISBN 9781501322815
152 pages
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Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow investigates the Walkman’s influence on public space, our relationship to electronic personal devices, and the fears and exhilaration induced by new technologies (as well as the nostalgia attached to old ones).

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