Tuesday, Nov 19
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.