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A Free Lecture at TU -- "Public Selves/Private Selves: From James Joyce to David Foster Wallace"

Aired on Monday, March 23rd.

Our guest today on StudioTulsa is D.T. Max, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine who's also the author of "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace," a highly regarded literary biography which first appeared a few years ago. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 24th, Max will give a free-to-the-public lecture on the TU campus entitled "Public Selves/Private Selves: From James Joyce to David Foster Wallace." (This event will happen in Tyrrell Hall, beginning at 7pm.) As Max tells us, his talk will draw from his own considerable grasp of the life and work of Wallace -- The San Francisco Chronicle called Max's bio of Wallace "a well-crafted, insightful chronicle of this singular writer's life and literary work [that] succeeds on multiple levels" -- and also from an interesting 2006 profile that Max wrote for The New Yorker of Joyce's grandson. More information about this event, which is presented by the Oklahoma Cebnter for the Humanities here at TU, can be found online here.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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