Teres to read and sign books at Barnes & Noble
Harvey Teres, professor of English in The College of Arts and Sciences, will be at Barnes & Noble in DeWitt for a reading and book signing of “The Word On the Street: Linking the Academy and the Common Reader” (University of Michigan Press, 2010) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. The event is free and open to the public.
The book features the results of ethnographic research conducted over the years in Syracuse. With two dozen Syracuse residents interviewed—knitters, auto restorers, dancers, a choir director, a labor organizer, waitresses and of course readers—many local individuals and groups are featured in the book.
Teres was born in the Bronx and raised in Los Angeles. He received his B.A. in English from Cornell University in 1972, spent six years as a labor organizer in the factories of Chicago and returned to school to earn his M.A. and Ph. D. in English from the University of Chicago. His scholarship has focused on the public role of literature and criticism.