As we announced earlier, this year's Paumanok Lecture on American Literature and Culture will be delivered by Gary Shteyngart.
In connection to the lecture, Professor Louis Parascandola will be teaching a one-credit course, English 203.
Russian American writer Gary Shteyngart is the author of the highly praised and best selling works Little Failure (a memoir) and three novels Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante's Handbook. All of these writings, poignantly and with an abundance of humor, discuss the author's experiences as an immigrant learning his ways in America.
Students will attend a reading/discussion by the author at LIU from 6:30-8 on Monday, February 9 (we will meet at 6 in H 464, for a brief introduction to the author's work) and then meet two other dates (dates and times will be arranged) to discuss Little Failure and Super Sad True Love Story. Students will write short papers on the reading and the two works.