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Visiting Writers Series: Robert Boyers

  • Presented By: NYS Writers Institute Location: UAlbany Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West Addition 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, 12222 Albany, 12222
  • Dates: October 17, 2019
  • Time: 4:15 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Robert Boyers is the author of The Tyranny of Virtue (2019), a provocative collection of essays about the decline of civility and academic freedom promoted by excesses of political correctness at America’s universities.

    Boyers, who defines himself as a liberal, decries the intolerance of his fellow liberals for political and intellectual diversity.

    Harvard Law professor Randall Kennedy said, “Instructive and inspiring… Boyers has written a probing meditation on his experiences within the left-liberal cultural bubble.” 

    Robert Boyers is the editor of Salmagundi, a professor of English at Skidmore College, and the director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute.  

    He is the author of 10 books, including Excitable Women, Damaged Men (2005), a collection of short stories, The Dictator’s Dictation (2005), essays on the politics of novels and novelists, and Atrocity & Amnesia: The Political Novel Since 1945, published in 1985.

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