Talks / School Visits

Past talks are listed in the Archive.

Over the years I have given talks at various schools, including
  • Cheshire Academy
  • The Gunnery
  • Hotchkiss
  • Hyde
  • Pomfret
  • St. Paul’s
In additional to class visits, I have lectured on such topics as "Who Are the Greatest Writers of All Time?", "Why the Novel Matters?", "Why Real Men Can Love Jane Austen," "Dickens and the Art of the Novel," "The Genius of James Joyce," "The Greatness of Tolstoy," and "The Landscape of American Literature."
Contact me if interested in arranging a talk/school visit

2010

January 07th Choate-Rosemary Hall

Talk on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol
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Febuary 07th St. Paul's School, 7 February 2010

Talk on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
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October 18th Joyce's Dubliners and the Re-Making of the Modern Short Story

Workshop 1
Back by popular demand, Professor Burt has previously conducted well-attended workshops in Irish literature, James Joyce’s Ulysses, and Irish drama. This fall he will return for a lively series of workshops designed to enhance appreciation of Joyce, Irish literature, and modern fiction.
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Litchfield Community Center, 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Register (860) 567-8302.

Daniel Burt, a long-time professor at Wesleyan University and New York University and the author of The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights of All Time, The Novel 100, and The Drama 100, will conduct a master class on James Joyce’s groundbreaking short story collection, Dubliners. Joyce’s first book, Dubliners set the artistic formula for all of Joyce’s subsequent work: the unlocking of universals contained in the particulars of ordinary Dublin life. As Joyce declared In executing this series of undramatic dramas symbolizing the paralysis of modern Irish life, Joyce refashioned the operating principles of the modern short story that still applies.
This series of workshops will consider the individual stories in Dubliners, the impact of the collection as a modern short story sequence, and its influence on subsequent Irish masters of the short story, including Frank O’Connor, Sean O’Faolain, and William Trevor.
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October 25th Joyce's Dubliners and the Re-Making of the Modern Short Story

Workshop 2
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Litchfield Community Center, 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Register (860) 567-8302.

November 08th Joyce's Dubliners and the Re-Making of the Modern Short Story

Workshop 3
Litchfield Community Center, 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Register (860) 567-8302.

November 15th Joyce's Dubliners and the Re-Making of the Modern Short Story

Workshop 4
Litchfield Community Center, 6.30 - 8.30 pm. Register (860) 567-8302.