Novelist E.L. Doctorow to Deliver Pouder Memorial
Lecture on Nov. 6
Renowned author E.L. Doctorow will discuss "Literature and
Religion" when he gives the G. Harry Pouder Memorial
Lecture at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Shriver Hall
Auditorium on the Homewood campus.
Doctorow is twice-winner of the National Book Critics
Circle Award and winner of the National Book Award, the
National Humanities Medal and the William Dean Howells
Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is
the author of nine novels, including City of God, Billy
Bathgate and Ragtime. A collection of his
screenplays based on his adaptations of his novels
Ragtime, Loon Lake and The Book of Daniel was
published this year by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
Doctorow is the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Professor
in American Letters at New York University.
Since 1978, the G. Harry Pouder Memorial Lecture,
focusing on American or English literature, has honored the
late executive vice president of the Baltimore Association
of Commerce, who died in 1971. A graduate of the Johns
Hopkins Evening College, Pouder wrote plays and was
associated with the Homewood Playshop, now known as
Theatre Hopkins. Past Pouder
lecturers include Leon Uris, James Michener, Tom Stoppard,
William Styron, Joyce Carol Oates, Larry McMurtry, Stephen
Ambrose, Richard Ford, Richard Ben Cramer and Arthur
The lecture is presented in conjunction with the
Office of the President and the
JHU Press in
celebration of its 125th anniversary. The lecture is free
and open to the public, but tickets are required. For
information, call 410-516-7157.
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