2015 Duffy Lecture: Tom McCarthy


Location: Eck Visitors Center Auditorium

The Department of English presents 2015 Duffy Lecturer Tom McCarthy, a writer and artist whose most recent novel, Satin Island, has been shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

The 2015 Duffy Lecture, entitled “Nothing Will Have Taken Place Except the Place,” will take place (or not) at 5:00 pm, Thursday, October 29, in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium. A reception will follow.

McCarthy was born in 1969 and grew up in London. His creation, in 1999, of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a ‘semi-fictitious organisation’ that combines literature, art, and philosophy, has led to publications, installations, and exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, from Tate Britain and the ICA in London to Moderna Museet in Stockholm and The Drawing Center in New York. Tom regularly writes on literature and art for publications including The New York Times, The London Review of Books, and Artforum. His books include Remainder (2006), Men in Space (2007), and C (2010).

This lecture series honors the teacher-scholar Joseph M. Duffy (1924-1988), who taught at the University of Notre Dame from 1954 to 1988.