Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Modern Masters Reading Series

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The Modern Masters Reading Series, sponsored by the writing department and with support from the Center for the Humanities, brings nationally and internationally known writers to Loyola's campus.

Through visiting writers from diverse backgrounds and genres, our students learn that writing is a living art produced by people whose life stories offer useful and meaningful insights. From small-group workshops to class visits to readings with open question-and-answer sessions, the Modern Masters series offers Loyola’s writing students the rare opportunity to speak directly with successful authors.

We’re open to suggestions for future readers from the entire Loyola community. Please feel free to contact the Modern Masters chair, Professor Karen Fish, with any questions or ideas for next year's program. Or, you may call 410-617-2228 for more information.

2016-2017 Schedule

All readings are free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities who may require special services should contact Disability Support Services at 410.617.2062 at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Fall 2016

Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Friday, October 28th, 5 p.m., McGuire Hall

Kathleen Hall Jamieson with Bill MoyersKathleen Hall Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Jamieson's research areas include political communication, rhetorical theory and criticism, studies of various forms of campaign communication, and the discourse of the presidency. She is the author or co-author of 15 books including: Presidents Creating the Presidency (University of Chicago Press, 2008), Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment (Oxford, 2008) and unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation (Random House, 2007). Jamieson has won university-wide teaching awards at each of the three universities at which she has taught, and political science or communication awards for four of her books. Her book, co-authored with Kate Kenski and Bruce Hardy, The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election, received the 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the area of government and politics. This event is sponsored by a grant from the Center for Humanities with additional support from Messina.

Spring 2017

Coming Soon.