Date

Speaker

Title

Series

FN Issue

Video

Length

02/08/2010

Sapphire

"When Push Comes to Precious: The Novel, the Film, the Reality"

Poetry at the Athenaeum;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 25#7
Article 1

Video A

63 min

 

03/26/1998

Edward Albee

"Playwright Reads From His Work"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 13#9
Article 6

N/A

24 min

 

04/05/1999

Russell Banks

"Cloudsplitter"

The Great American Epic;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#10
Article 6

N/A

60 min

 

02/15/2011

Charles Baxter

"An Evening with the Author"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 26#8
Article 6

Video A

69 min

 

04/10/2001

Gillian Beer

"Darwin and the Former Giants"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor;

Vol 16#10
Article 2

N/A

78 min

 

04/12/2001

John Beer

"Romantic Apocalypses"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 16#10
Article 4

N/A

62 min

 

09/22/1997

A.Scott Berg

"The Goldwyn Age of Hollywood"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#1
Article 5

N/A

min

 

03/01/1999

A.Scott Berg

"In Search of Lindbergh"

The Great American Epic;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#8
Article 5

N/A

min

 

04/24/1991

Ray Bradbury

"Creativity in the Next 100 Years"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 06#10
Article 6

N/A

min

 

04/24/1991

Ray Bradbury

"The Great Years Ahead"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 06#10
Article 7

N/A

min

 

02/11/2010

Adam Bradley

"Three Days before the Shooting by Ralph Ellison"

CMC Faculty at the Athenaeum;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 25#7
Article 4

Video A

77 min

 

11/05/2003

Sylvia Brownrigg

"An Evening with Sylvia Brownrigg"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Gay and Lesbian Writers in 20th Century Anglo-American Culture;

Vol 19#3
Article 12

N/A

min

 

03/10/2005

A.S. Byatt

"Glass as Metaphor: Reflections on the Development of My Work"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 20#9
Article 4

N/A

min

 

02/11/2010

John Callahan

"Three Days before the Shooting by Ralph Ellison"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 25#7
Article 4

Video A

77 min

 

02/13/1989

Nien Cheng

"Life and Death in Shanghai"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 04#5
Article 8

N/A

59 min

 

03/28/2000

Michelle Cliff

"Reads From Her Work"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 15#10
Article 2

N/A

56 min

 

02/03/2003

Michael Cunningham

"An Evening with the Author"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 18#6
Article 6

N/A

71 min

 

10/25/1984

John Dodds

"The Biography"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 99#4
Article 1

N/A

min

 

10/03/2000

Ariel Dorfman

"To Be Completely, Absolutely, and Irreversibly Bilingual"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 16#2
Article 2

N/A

69 min

 

09/24/2001

Harlan Ellison

"The Flight of the Curmudgeon: A Difficult Evening with Harlan Ellison"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 17#2
Article 1

N/A

100 min

 

03/31/2010

Angus Fletcher

"The Tipping Point: How do Humanistic Studies Count?"

William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor;
Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 25#10
Article 3

Video A

70 min

 

04/12/2010

Angus Fletcher

"Poetic Wisdom and the Barbarism of Civilization"

William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor;
Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 25#10
Article 7

Video

min

 

01/30/1992

Barbara Foster

"Forbidden Journey: The Life of Alexandra David-Neel"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 07#5
Article 8

N/A

68 min

 

03/08/2010

Ian Frazier

"Ian Frazier and Jamaica Kincaid in Dialogue"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 25#9
Article 1

Video A

70 min

 

10/04/1989

Carlos Fuentes

"An Evening with Carlos Fuentes"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 05#2
Article 3

N/A

75 min

 

03/04/1996

William Gibson

" Reading From Idoru"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 11#8
Article 1

N/A

46 min

 

09/30/1993

Doris Kearns Goodwin

"The Private Lives of Our Public Figures: The Art of Biography"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World Speaker;

Vol 09#1
Article 9

N/A

54 min

 

03/07/1995

Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Politician and the Agitator"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
President’s Office Speaker;
Henry Kravis Leadership Institute Speaker;
Department of History Speaker;

Vol 10#8
Article 2

N/A

63 min

 

10/17/1984

Charles Hession

"John Maynard Keynes"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 99#3
Article 2

N/A

min

 

03/25/2003

bell hooks

"Feminist Education: Changing All Our Lives"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Sue Mansfield Commemorative Lecture;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Dean of Faculty Speaker;
Department of History Speaker;

Vol 18#9
Article 6

N/A

82 min

 

10/27/1987

John Irving

"A Prayer for Owen Meany"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 03#3
Article 2

N/A

min

 

10/28/1987

John Irving

"To Be a Writer"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 03#3
Article 2

N/A

min

 

02/11/2004

Aris Janigian

"Author Reads from His Work"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 19#6
Article 3

N/A

min

 

09/20/2000

Gish Jen

"Cultural Identity in a Hyphenated America"

Crossing Borders;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 16#1
Article 5

N/A

60 min

 

04/11/1994

Thomas Keneally

"Schlinder's List: Book and Film"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 09#10
Article 1

N/A

min

 

10/10/1995

William Kennedy

"Readings from The Flaming Corsage"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 11#2
Article 5

N/A

59 min

 

04/08/1992

Ken Kesey

"Sea Lion and the Bear"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 07#9
Article 7

N/A

min

 

09/14/1993

Ken Kesey

"The Legacy of Wallace Stegner"

The Wallace Stegner Legacy;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 09#1
Article 1

N/A

56 min

 

03/04/2009

Jamaica Kincaid

"Coming of Age in a Small Place"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Self and Society;
Dean of Faculty Speaker;

Vol 24#7
Article 9

Video a

70 min

 

03/08/2010

Jamaica Kincaid

"Ian Frazier and Jamaica Kincaid in Dialogue"

CMC Faculty at the Athenaeum;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 25#9
Article 1

Video A

70 min

 

02/06/1985

Maxine Hong Kingston

"Fulfillment and Denial of the American Dream"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 99#7
Article 2

N/A

min

 

02/07/1985

Maxine Hong Kingston

"Fulfillment and Denial of the American Dream"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 99#7
Article 2

N/A

min

 

10/03/2006

Maxine Hong Kingston

"Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace: A Reading"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Claremont McKenna College at 60 Years;

Vol 22#2
Article 6

Video A

71 min

 

02/12/2002

Leszek Kolakowski

"On Natural Law"

William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 17#7
Article 3

N/A

63 min

 

03/07/2002

Leszek Kolakowski

"On the Future of Truth"

William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 17#8
Article 9

N/A

56 min

 

04/23/1998

Tony Kushner

"The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#11
Article 8

N/A

70 min

 

09/23/2003

Tony Kushner

"A Conversation with Tony Kushner"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Gay and Lesbian Writers in 20th Century Anglo-American Culture;
Landmark Anniversaries: Fifty Years after the McCarthy Hearnings;
Athenaeum Encores: Twenty Years at the Athenaeum (1983-2003);
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 19#1
Article 7

N/A

min

 

04/16/2012

Tony Kushner

"A Conversation"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;
Shifting Perceptions: Celebrating the Spectrum of Leadership;
Center for Writing and Public Discourse Speaker;

Vol 27#12
Article 3

Video

min

 

10/11/2010

Jhumpa Lahiri

"A Reading"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 26#3
Article 2

Video A

48 min

 

01/30/2001

Anne Lamott

"Author Reads From Her Work"

Women and Spirituality;
Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 16#5
Article 7

N/A

80 min

 

11/05/1998

Chang-rae Lee

"A Reading"

The State of Asian America: Identity, Politics, and Culture;
Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 14#4
Article 11

N/A

51 min

 

02/20/1997

Seth Lerer

"Chaucer and His Voyeurs: Medieval Texts, Early Modern Readers"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#6
Article 9

N/A

63 min

 

05/03/2011

Seth Lerer

"Prayer and Possession: Stories of Devotion in a Newly Discovered Book of Hours"

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 26#12
Article 13

Video

min

 

10/31/1994

Doris Lessing

"Readings from Her Work"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 10#3
Article 7

N/A

64 min

 

03/04/2004

Barbara Lewalski

"Why Milton Still Matters"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 19#7
Article 8

N/A

min

 

02/24/2004

Barry Lopez

"Readings" (full issue)

Literature at the Athenaeum;
George Roberts Environmental Center Speaker;

Vol #

N/A

min

 

10/01/2012

Robert Massie III

"History, Biography, and Human Agency"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Ricardo J. Quinones Lecture;

Vol 28#2
Article 1

Video

min

 

10/09/1996

Mas Masumoto

"An Evening with a Peach and Its Farmer"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 12#2
Article 8

N/A

min

 

10/23/2008

Ed McClanahan

"An Evening with the Author"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;

Vol 24#3
Article 2

Video A

66 min

 

10/14/1998

David McCullough

"History as a Source of Strength"

William F. Podlich Distinguished Visitor;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#3
Article 3

N/A

78 min

 

03/30/1993

Gerald McDermott

"Animated Mythology"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 08#8
Article 9

N/A

min

 

03/23/1994

John McPhee

"Rising From the Plains"

The Wallace Stegner Legacy;
Literature at the Athenaeum;
George Roberts Environmental Center Speaker;

Vol 09#8
Article 5

N/A

65 min

 

03/23/1994

Yolanda McPhee

"Rising From the Plains"

The Wallace Stegner Legacy;
Literature at the Athenaeum;
George Roberts Environmental Center Speaker;

Vol 09#8
Article 5

N/A

65 min

 

03/03/1997

Brian Moore

"A Reading and Discussion of His Work"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Department of Literature Speaker;

Vol 12#7
Article 6

N/A

40 min

 

10/10/2000

Cherrie Moraga

"The Dying Road to a Nation"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Crossing Borders;

Vol 16#2
Article 6

N/A

74 min

 

03/03/1999

Bharati Mukherjee

"The American Epic: Who Is Singing My Song?"

The Great American Epic;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 14#8
Article 7

N/A

77 min

 

09/21/2004

Kathleen Norris

"Spiritual Practice and Social Justice"

L.J. Kutten Lecture in Philosophy and Religion;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 20#1
Article 5

N/A

min

 

11/13/1991

Tim O'Brien

"The Things They Carried"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 07#4
Article 3

N/A

72 min

 

02/04/2013

Joyce Carol Oates

"An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
President's Distinguished Speaker;

Vol 28#7
Article 7

Video XP

min

 

10/29/1986

Joyce Carol Oates

"American Fiction in the Post WW II Era"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 02#3
Article 3

N/A

min

 

10/30/1986

Joyce Carol Oates

"An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 02#3
Article 3

N/A

min

 

04/19/2001

Michael Ondaatje

"An Evening with Michael Ondaatje"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 16#10
Article 9

N/A

min

 

09/18/2008

Amos Oz

“Israel and the Question of Global Anti-Semitism”

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Literature at the Athenaeum;
Israel at 60;

Vol 24#1
Article 5

Video A

71 min

 

09/29/2005

Gary Pak

"Living with Spirits, Writing as Activism"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
W.M. Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies Speaker;

Vol 21#2
Article 5

N/A

min

 

02/02/1998

George Plimpton

"Tru Confessions"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 13#6
Article 6

N/A

69 min

 

02/02/1987

Chaim Potok

"Authority and Rebellion: The Individual and Modern Literature"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 02#6
Article 2

N/A

min

 

02/03/1987

Chaim Potok

"The Writer/Artist Against the World"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 02#6
Article 2

N/A

min

 

10/10/1994

James Reston, Jr.

"The Art of Biography"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 10#2
Article 6

N/A

54 min

 

09/26/1983

Stan Rice

"Conversation with Anne and Stan Rice"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 98#1
Article 8

N/A

min

 

09/26/1983

Anne Rice

"Conversation with Anne and Stan Rice"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 98#1
Article 8

N/A

min

 

02/17/2005

Luis Rodriguez

"Readings and Reflections"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
James Irvine Foundation Speaker;
Dean of Students Speaker;

Vol 20#7
Article 9

N/A

74 min

 

03/02/2006

Salman Rushdie

"Step Across This Line: An Evening with Salman Rushdie"

L.J. Kutten Lecture in Philosophy and Religion;
The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Department of Literature Speaker;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 21#7
Article 4

Video

min

 

11/02/2006

Marjane Satrapi

"An Evening with the Author"

Voices from the Middle East;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 22#3
Article 12

Video A

73 min

 

07/04/2010

Elaine Scarry

(full issue)

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol #

min

 

04/05/1994

Robert Stone

"The Legacy of Wallace Stegner"

The Wallace Stegner Legacy;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 09#9
Article 7

N/A

38 min

 

02/16/1989

William Styron

"Conversation with William Styron"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Phi Beta Kappa Lecture;

Vol 04#6
Article 2

N/A

71 min

 

11/14/1994

Karen Swenson

"Readings from Her Work"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 10#4
Article 4

N/A

31 min

 

12/03/1985

William Trogdon

"Blue Highways: A Journey Into America"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 01#6
Article 1

N/A

min

 

12/03/1985

William Trogdon

"Blue Highways: A Journey Into America"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 01#6
Article 1

N/A

min

 

09/27/2011

Luis Alberto Urrea

"An Evening with the Author"

Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center Speaker;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 27#2
Article 2

Video A

74 min

 

09/19/1994

Luis Valdez

"Hemispheric American"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 10#1
Article 1

N/A

63 min

 

02/01/1996

Helena Viramontes

"Under the Feet of Jesus"

Politics and Culture in the Latino Community;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 11#5
Article 10

N/A

40 min

 

02/16/2010

Robert von Hallberg

“Love-Songs of Serial Desire”

The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Speaker;
Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 25#7
Article 8

Video A

73 min

 

04/07/1986

Kurt Vonnegut

"An Evening with Kurt Vonnegut" (full issue)

Literature at the Athenaeum;
Henry Luce Foundation Speaker;

Vol #

N/A

min

 

04/05/1993

John Edgar Wideman

"Readings From Work in Progress"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 08#9
Article 1

N/A

65 min

 

02/22/1984

Elie Wiesel

"What Could the Ancient Masters Teach Our Generation?"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
McAlister Center for Religious Activities Speaker;

Vol 98#7
Article 1

N/A

min

 

02/23/1984

Elie Wiesel

"Biblical Personalities"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
McAlister Center for Religious Activities Speaker;

Vol 98#7
Article 1

N/A

min

 

11/20/1985

Elie Wiesel

"How I Write"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 01#6
Article 6

N/A

min

 

11/20/1985

Elie Wiesel

"The Responsibilities of the Modern Writer"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 01#6
Article 6

N/A

min

 

11/21/1985

Elie Wiesel

"What I Write"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 01#6
Article 6

N/A

min

 

02/21/1984

Elie Wiesel

"Jewish-Christian Relationships"

Literature at the Athenaeum;
McAlister Center for Religious Activities Speaker;

Vol 98#7
Article 1

N/A

min

 

10/04/1994

Sheryl WuDunn

"China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power"

Literature at the Athenaeum;

Vol 10#2
Article 3

N/A

44 min

 

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