Join us for a virtual event featuring Prof. Carmen Boullosa in conversation with Macaulay Chief Academic Officer Joe Ugoretz. In her latest novel, The Book of Anna, Boullosa imagines a book written by Leo Tolstoy’s iconic character Anna Karenina. It’s an opium-infused feminist fairy tale set against the birth of the Russian Revolution.
“It’s obvious that Tolstoy had problems with women,” Boullosa has said. “And I thought if she had had her book [published] her life would have been different.”
Macaulay Distinguished Lecturer, Author
Distinguished Lecturer Carmen Boullosa is the author of eighteen novels, fifteen collections of poetry, four plays, two collections of short stories, and one screenplay. Boullosa was awarded the Rosalia de Castro Award by PEN Galicia in 2018, Café Gijón Award in 2008, and the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize in 1989. She is also the recipient of a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation. She has been a visiting professor at San Diego State University, Georgetown University, the Sorbonne, New York University, and Columbia University.
Chief Academic Officer
Joseph Ugoretz earned his masters degree in the Teaching of English at Columbia University Teachers College, and his doctorate at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently Senior Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is also an adjunct faculty member of the CUNY Graduate Center’s Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.
This is an event taking place virtually. Additional details may be sent to you after registration.