Princeton Club of Southern California invites you to

An Evening with Professor Michael Wood

Princeton University’s Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor
and Professor of Comparative Literature


Please arrive promptly for an hour of wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by a lecture by Professor Wood, entitled:

Crime and Crime Again:
Some Thoughts on Murder in Fiction and Film


To be held at the Brentwood home of Eric Edmunds ‘75
(address to be emailed upon registration) 

Wednesday June 13, 2012 6:30 p.m.


Michael Wood, the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature,  teaches modern and contemporary fiction, modern poetry and the theory and history of criticism. In 2002, Wood was honored with Princeton University's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities. Wood, who earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Cambridge University, studied French and German at Cambridge University, and taught at Columbia University and at the University of Exeter in the UK before joining the Princeton faculty in 1995.

Professor Wood has written books on Vladimir Nabokov, Luis Buñuel, Franz Kafka and Gabriel García Márquez, as well as The Road to Delphi, a study of the ancient and continuing allure of oracles. Among his books are "America in the Movies", "The Magician's Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction", and "Children of Silence: On Contemporary Fiction." A member of the American Philosophical Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is a regular contributor of reviews and essays to literary journals including the London Review of Books and the New York Review of Books.  His most recent book is "Literature and the Taste of Knowledge.”


Please RSVP: Space is limited, purchase your tickets now!

$5.00 Young Alumni: Classes of 2007-2012 | $10.00 Princeton Club of SoCal members | $20.00 PCSC Non-members


This event made possible by the generous sponsorship of
The Office of the Alumni Association

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Wednesday June 13, 2012
6:30 pm

Location: Event address will be emailed upon registration

Brentwood, CA 90049
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