The MFA in Applied Craft and Design welcomes Bill Deresiewicz as part of the 2013-2014 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Bill Deresiewicz writes about books, higher education, culture, politics, and anything else he can get away with. His forthcoming book is Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, to be published in August by The Free Press. He is the author of A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter (2011), which is under development as a television series. He is a Contributing Writer for The Nation and a Contributing Editor for The New Republic and The American Scholar, for which he wrote the All Points blog on culture and society from 2011-2013. His essays and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, Bookforum, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The New Yorker online, and The London Review of Books.
The subject will be creative entrepreneurship as political practice.