Tag Archives: English and Speech

GRAPHIC MEMOIRIST EATS, WRITES, DRAWS (AND EATS SOME MORE)

“Comics gift the written word with color and line and bless the drawn image with narrative,” graphic memoirist Lucy Knisley rhapsodized, when she spoke at FIT in late March, sponsored by FIT Words, the Culinary Arts Club, and the English … Continue reading

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ENGLISH AND SPEECH PROF SAYS “LET THEM EAT COOKIE”

Growing up near Youngstown, Ohio, Assistant Professor of English and Speech Matthew Petrunia never tasted a wedding cake. Instead, the staple dessert at weddings for him was the cookie table—or, more accurately, tables, lined up all around the ballroom, crowded … Continue reading

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JULIE AND JULIA AUTHOR FEELS AMBIVALENT ABOUT CRUSTACEAN MURDER

Julie Powell is perhaps best known as the younger of the two protagonists of the film Julie & Julia, Nora Ephron’s paean to French cooking, 50 percent based on Powell’s acclaimed work of “bliterature” by the same name. On March … Continue reading

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JENNIFER EGAN, PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR, TELLS HUE ABOUT HER FAVORITE MUSIC

Hue likes books, and, sometimes, the people who write them. In November, Jennifer Egan, author of the fabulous story collection or novel (we’re still not sure which) A Visit from the Goon Squad, came to FIT to give a reading, … Continue reading

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