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Thursday, March 26 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Fictions of Art /Arts of Fiction

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A reading and Q & A featuring fiction writing that is in one way or another acutely aware of art; that either takes art and art making as its subject, and/or is deeply, intentionally and formally indebted to another art form. The meeting of fiction and art opens up a generative window onto narrative – how best to tell a story, what story (if any) is to be told. Fiction also performs an important worlding function (often, but not always satirical), with the potential to render the “art world” anew. While as critic Maria Fusco rightly observes, “the bridge between fiction writing and visual art making is a wide one, too broad in fact to traverse with any real surefooted assurance,” this panel will hone in on five different pathways and their intersections.

Moderators
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Janet Sarbanes

Janet Sarbanes is the author of the short story collection Army of One, and has published cultural criticism in journals such as Afterall, Popular Music and Society, Utopian Studies, Los Angeles Review of Books and East of Borneo. Her current book project is titled Radical... Read More →

Speakers
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Dimitri Anastasopoulos

Associate Professor of English & Director of Creative Writing, University of Buffalo
Dimitri Anastasopoulos is an Associate Professor of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University at Buffalo. His fiction and articles have appeared in many publications, and he has written two novels, A Larger Sense of Harvey and Farm for Mutes, both... Read More →
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Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is the author of two novels, Ms. Hempel Chronicles, a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award, and Madeleine Is Sleeping, a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award and winner of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her fiction has appeared in many magazines and... Read More →
avatar for Janet Sarbanes

Janet Sarbanes

Janet Sarbanes is the author of the short story collection Army of One, and has published cultural criticism in journals such as Afterall, Popular Music and Society, Utopian Studies, Los Angeles Review of Books and East of Borneo. Her current book project is titled Radical... Read More →
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Benjamin Weissman

Benjamin Weissman is the author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless. His writing about art, books, and skiing have appeared in Artforum, The Believer, Freeze, Frieze, McSweeney's, and Spin. He's been in seven solo, group and collaborative exhibitions in the last... Read More →


Thursday March 26, 2015 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Faculty Center

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