Tim Cloward Lecture-Dallas Literature on the Assassination

Who: Tim Cloward, in multi-media lecture
What: “The City That Killed Kennedy, the Literary History of Dallas and the Assassination”
Hosted by: Willard Spiegleman
When: Wednesday, October 9, 7 pm, Reception 6:30 pm
Where: The Dallas Institute of Culture and Humanities, 2719 Routh St.
Directions: Click Here
Free to the public

This WordSpace program is presented in partnership with Dallas Institute of Culture and Humanities and Southwest Review.

This presentation chronicles what Dallas-area writers have written about the November 22, 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy.  From the city’s original attempts to deal with the guilt, self-loathing and ostracism that came with its christening as “The City of Hate,” to its current attempts to memorialize the event at its 50th anniversary, Dallas has produced an extensive literature that mirrors in fascinating ways the larger national debate on the real meaning of the JFK assassination.

Presenter: Tim Cloward, Ph.D., is the author of the upcoming book The City that Killed Kennedy: A Cultural History of Dallas and the Assassination (Winner of the 2013 Mayborn Conference Book Manuscript Award).  His essay “Conspiracy-A-Go-Go,” an excerpted chapter of his book, will be published in the upcoming Fall issue of the Southwest Review.

 


The Dallas Institute of Culture and Humanities
has, since 1980, conducted public programs aimed at discovering what the humanities have to offer to the cultural life of the city.  It will be presenting the all-day symposium “Understanding Tragedy: The Impact of the JFK Assassination on Dallas” on November 2 at the Southside Ballroom.

Dr. Larry Allums is the Executive Director of The Dallas Institute. The Dallas Institute Fellows are comprised of a distinguished group of scholars, teachers, writers, and public intellectuals in the arts and humanities.

Southwest Review: Begun in 1915 and located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, Southwest Review is the third oldest, continuously published literary quarterly in the United States. Selections fromSouthwest Review have been reprinted in volumes of The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize, The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, New Stories from the South.

It has been edited since 1984 by Willard Spiegleman, winner of the 2005 the PEN/Nora Magid award for literary editing.

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