Talk

Where Was the Home Place? Wright Morris at 100

Tuesday, September 07, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Wright Morris (1910-1998) made his mark on the fields of both writing and photography — a multimedia man avant la lettre — and left a strong imprint in the Bay Area through his teaching at San Francisco State University. In honor of Morris's centennial year, Arkin, professor emeritus at SF State, presents "Where Was the Home Place?" an investigation of Morris's pioneering image-text novel published in 1948. The program will also include Morris's own voice reading prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his landmark works The Home Place, The Inhabitants, and God's Country and My People.

Participants

Stephen Arkin, professor emeritus, San Francisco State University

Image: Wright Morris, Reflection in Oval Mirror, Home Place, 1947; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Robert Fisher; © 2003 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents