a talk by
Monday, May 11, 2015
on the Third Floor of Barnard Hall
New York, NY 10025
(Barnard Hall is located immediately upon entering through the main gate of the Barnard College campus at Broadway & West 117th Street)
Conversation & Refreshments to follow
ROBERT SEIDMAN is a novelist, Emmy-winning screenwriter, and literary critic. With Don Gifford, he is co-author of Ulysses Annotated: An Annotation of James Joyce’s Ulysses, University of California Press, 1988. His recent novel, Moments Captured, based loosely on the work and life of the pioneering nineteenth century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, was published in the U.S. by the Overlook Press in 2012 and in England by Duckworth Press in 2014. One Smart Indian, his novel about a Northern Cheyenne set in mid-nineteenth century America, was published by the Overlook Press in 1980. Robert Seidman’s screenwriting credits include the documentary, A Life Apart: Hasidism in America. He co-wrote Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed, a docu-drama about Mead’s life, intellectual contributions, and the creation of her legend. He wrote In Our Time, the final program of the nine-part Art of the Western World series; the film focuses on American and European art after World War II. He is co-writer of Waiting for Beckett, which won the Golden Apple of the National Educational Film and Video Festival and the Silver Hugo Award. He also wrote Wallace Stevens: Man Made Out of Words, which appeared in the Voices and Visions series. Seidman was co-writer of Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, winner of the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Documentary, a George Foster Peabody Award, and the Emmy for Best Documentary, 2007.