Event Title

Panel: Literature as a Mirror

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

20-3-1978 12:00 PM

End Date

20-3-1978 1:00 PM

Description

This audiovisual recording from March 20, 1978 as part of the 9th annual UND Writing Conference: “The Mirror and the Lamp” features Eudora Welty, Tillie Olsen, and Ring Lardner, Jr. forming the panel “Literature as a Mirror.” The panelists discuss fiction as a reflection of experience, how they came to understand writing, the medium of film as a storytelling device, the voice of the mother in literature, distortion of reality in literature, satire and parody, Lardner's experience as a blacklisted Communist writer, sociological writing, Willa Cather, how the experiences of writers emerge in fiction, the importance of reading, and academic and non-academic education.

Note: A portion of this panel wasn't recorded. The recording also has intermittent breaks and repeated segments.

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Mar 20th, 12:00 PM Mar 20th, 1:00 PM

Panel: Literature as a Mirror

UND Memorial Ballroom

This audiovisual recording from March 20, 1978 as part of the 9th annual UND Writing Conference: “The Mirror and the Lamp” features Eudora Welty, Tillie Olsen, and Ring Lardner, Jr. forming the panel “Literature as a Mirror.” The panelists discuss fiction as a reflection of experience, how they came to understand writing, the medium of film as a storytelling device, the voice of the mother in literature, distortion of reality in literature, satire and parody, Lardner's experience as a blacklisted Communist writer, sociological writing, Willa Cather, how the experiences of writers emerge in fiction, the importance of reading, and academic and non-academic education.

Note: A portion of this panel wasn't recorded. The recording also has intermittent breaks and repeated segments.