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Marilynne Robinson

The American Scholar Now | Creative Matters lecture


  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Ticketing: FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP here.

More Info: Creative Matters


Marilynne Robinson will draw from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s acclaimed essay “The American Scholar,” known as America’s intellectual Declaration of Independence, to consider education, as offered and received.

Marilynne Robinson is F. Wendell Miller Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. She is the author of the novels Housekeeping, Gilead, Home, and Lila, and the nonfiction works When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam and Mother Country. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2005), the Orange Prize for Fiction (2009), the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction (2005, 2014), the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvoel Award for the Art of the Essay (1999), the Louisville Gravemeyer Award in Religion (2006), and the National Humanities Medal (2012).

Robinson’s talk is part of the Creative Matters lecture series sponsored by the UI Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the UI Arts Advancement Committee. The event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Weatherhead at leslie-weatherhead@uiowa.edu in advance of the event.

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