Talk: ‘The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood’ Published: October 14, 2019 By: Kathleen Aycock Talk by Carlo Rotella, Professor of English, American Studies and Journalism at Boston College, in conversation with Fred Blackwell, CEO of the San Francisco Foundation. Tuesday, Nov 19 7-8:30 p.m. Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall Carlo Rotella, Professor of English, American Studies, and Journalism at Boston College, will discuss his new book, The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood, which one reviewer called, “an urban history with the soul of a memoir.” Rotella’s book is a hauntingly personal account of this scholar-journalist’s return to the Chicago neighborhood where he grew up. Rotella writes regularly for The New York Times Magazine, has been a columnist for the Boston Globe, and has also appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Best American Essays. This is a public lecture organized by the Department of English and the Global Urban Humanities Initiative. Read more about this talk.