The Rubin Screening: Rick Moody + Melissa Franklin
“Nothing is more real than nothing” – Samuel Beckett
Celebrated American novelist Rick Moody and Harvard physicist Melissa Franklin argue whether Samuel Beckett’s writings can help us understand the relationship between physics and emptiness.
This is a screening of a filmed conversation.
About the Speaker
Keri Walsh is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She specializes in Twentieth Century Literature, Theatre and Film. She is the editor of The Letters of Sylvia Beach (Columbia University Press, 2010) and the author of the forthcoming volume Mickey Rourke in the British Film Institute's new "Film Stars" series. She is currently at work on two projects: an edition of James Joyce's Dubliners and a book-length study called Acting Like a Hustler: Method Acting, Gender, and the Hollywood Film. At Fordham she teaches courses on Oscar Wilde, Modern Irish Drama, and Modernism and Cinema.