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LONG PLAYERS: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs
Nov. 2, 2018
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Scarfone/Hartley Gallery
Sponsored by the Department of English and Writing
About Peter Coviello
Peter Coviello is professor of English at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he specializes in American literature and queer studies. He has written about queer childhood, Mormon polygamy, the history of sexuality, stepparenthood, Justin Bieber, Walt Whitman, and, whenever he’s had occasion to, Prince. He’s the author of several books – his book from 2013, Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America, was a finalist for a Lambda Award in LGBT Studies – the most recent of which is Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs, out now from Penguin.
About the Presentation
Title: LONG PLAYERS: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs
Have you ever fallen in love - wracking, hilarious, hopeless love - with a pop song? Peter Coviello will read from LONG PLAYERS, his book about just that sort of swoony besotted love - which is ALSO about the other, more knotty, more entangling kinds of love that songs can lead us into.