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How I Write with Tom Hare and Hilton Obenzinger

Thomas Hare is Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton. Trained at the University of Michigan, he taught first at Stanford, moving to Princeton in 2001. His interests range from the interaction of Buddhism with the arts in traditional Japan to the representational systems of ancient Egypt. His books include Zeami: Performance Notes and Zeamis Style: The Noh Plays of Zeami, offering translations and critical analysis of works by the important Noh dramatist. He has also published ReMembering Osiris: Number, Gender, and the Word in Ancient Egyptian Representational Systems, examining the texts and visual arts of ancient Egypt. His current project is Performance and Practice in Buddhist Japan looks closely at the interaction between Buddhist practice and the performance of four quintessentially Japanese arts during the medieval and early modern period in order to better understand how “practice” is conceived outside a monastic context. 

Join Hilton Obenzinger, a fiction and nonfiction writer, and lecturer in the Stanford Department of English, American Studies and Continuing Studies, as he engages Thomas Hare in conversation, focusing on the techniques, quirks, and joys of writing. 

This program is sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and co-sponsored by Stanford Continuing Studies and the Hume Writing Center. For video, audio, and transcripts of previous How I Write conversations go to: 



Monday, May 14, 2012. 07:30 PM


Stanford Humanities Center Levinthal Hall