Jay Watson to speak on the fiction of Katherine Anne Porter

On October 22, Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies at the University of Mississippi, will be offering a public lecture entitled “The Consumptive Aesthetic and the Tubercular Grotesque: Coming of Age in Katherine Anne Porter’s ‘Old Mortality’,” based on his book, “Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893-1985.” This event is co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, will take place in Lloyd Hall 324 at 4 pm, and will be followed by a brief reception and book sale in the New College lounge, Lloyd Hall 216.