Upcoming Delve Seminar- Roberto Bolaño: 2666

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Roberto Bolaño: 2666

Benjamin McPherson Ficklin was born in Portland, Oregon, and now spends most of his life travelling. Outside of his writing and photography, he works as a gongfu tea-master, lumberjack, commercial salmon fisherman, and ulu farmer. His work has been published in Lomography, Ursus Americanus Press, Clackamas Literary Review, Autre, Bang!, and all three anthologies by…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Jennifer Egan: Manhattan Beach

Danielle Frandina is an educator, writer, and editor who earned her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts and taught at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, where she chaired the school’s humanities department. Danielle is founder, curator and host of the Portland reading series Tell It Slant. Her stories and essays can…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- British Perspectives: Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes

Upcoming Delve Seminar- British Perspectives: Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes

Ivonne Saed is a graphic designer, photographer, and writer who explores the crossroads between the visual and the textual within the Humanities, both in her own professional creation as well as in teaching. She published the novel Triple crónica de un nombre (Triple Chronicle of a Name)—Juan Rulfo National Award for First Novel in Mexico—and…

Upcoming Delve Seminar – Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels Part Two

Upcoming Delve Seminar – Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels Part Two

Sara Guest is an editor and poet. Her previous work has included being an editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica, producer for Harpo Studios (Oprah’s Book Club), and program coordinator for Write Around Portland. She is currently the creative manager for Swaim Strategies. Sara has an MA in English from Case Western Reserve University. This winter, she…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Plato’s Phaedrus: Love, Truth And The Power Of Speech

Upcoming Delve Seminar- Plato’s Phaedrus: Love, Truth And The Power Of Speech

Monica Vilhauer earned her Ph.D. in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York, and tenure at Roanoke College in Virginia. After a decade of teaching philosophy in college classrooms, Monica moved back home to Oregon and founded Curious Soul Philosophy, a Portland-based business offering workshops and retreats that emphasize the practical…

Upcoming Delve Seminar- E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

Upcoming Delve Seminar- E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels

Christopher Lord is the author of the Dickens Junction Mysteries, a past recipient of a Literary Arts Fellowship, and has been a frequent Delve Guide for works by Dickens, Hardy, Forster, and the “Golden Age” of Detective Fiction. Christopher will be leading E.M. Forster: The Italian Novels this winter. Here is what he has to say about…

Delve Seminar Summary: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels (Part 1)

Delve Seminar Summary: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels (Part 1)

{by Gary Thill} Seminar title: Elena Ferrante: The Neapolitan Novels Part One Guide: Sarah Guest Seminar texts: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante Session 1 Delve guide Sara Guest introduced the group to author Elena Ferrante and My Brilliant Friend as a mashup of old time…

Delve Seminar Summary: Works of Heart

Delve Seminar Summary: Works of Heart

[by Adair V] Seminar Title: “Works of Heart: Literature and Medical Humanities” Guide: Lois Leveen Reading List: The Wet Engine by Brian Doyle The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal   The idea of “heart” permeates our lives, so ubiquitous we’re hardly aware of it, kind of like our own heartbeats. It’s at the center of how we…

Delve Seminar Guides: Hiring Information

Literary Arts is currently accepting proposals from instructors/guides for our Delve Readers Seminars  for the 2019-2020 season (Fall 2019 to Spring 2020). The Delve 2018-2019 season has been scheduled.  Delve Readers Seminars are discussion-based literature seminars that explore compelling authors and books, themed literary topics, and also the intersection of literature with other mediums. Literary…

Delve Seminar Summary: Roberto Bolaño–State/Art/Violence

Delve Seminar Summary: Roberto Bolaño–State/Art/Violence

[by Patrick Newson] Seminar Title: “Roberto Bolaño: State/Art/Violence” Guide: Benjamin McPherson Ficklin Texts by Roberto Bolaño: The Savage Detectives  Distant Star Antwerp     Bolano: Art, State, Violence   My first encounter with Roberto Bolaño’s novel The Savage Detectives was an audiobook version I bought in San Francisco several years ago. My friend, BMF —…