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The Department of Comparative Literature presents 


How to Write Seriously about Strange Things: A Book and Career Chat with Colin Dickey

11:30-12:30 pm 

Wednesday, November 14

Taper Hall of Humanities 309


Colin Dickey will be in conversation with COLT Director of Undergraduate Studies Natania Meeker talking about his trajectory as a writer and curator, his years researching Gothic literature as a doctoral student at USC, and how he started writing about inexplicable and macabre phenomena.


Colin Dickey is a writer, speaker, and academic, and has made a career out of collecting unusual objects and hidden histories all over the country. He’s the author of multiple books, including Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places and The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained. A regular contributor to the New Republic and Lapham’s Quarterly, he is also the co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. With a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Southern California, he is an associate professor of creative writing at National University.    


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