The “English on the Ides” discussion series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of English and City Lights Bookstore in Sylva will continue Sunday, Oct. 11, with a talk presented by Laura Wright, associate professor and head of the department.
Wright is the author of a new book, “The Vegan Studies Project.” She said her presentation, titled “Veganism and the Rhetoric of Terror: How 9/11 Shaped the Way We Eat,” will include a discussion about how the book came about. “I will focus in particular on the way that, as I wrote the book, I realized that the only reason I could conceive of something called ‘vegan studies’ was, sadly, because of 9/11,” she said.
All events in the “English on the Ides” series are held at 1 p.m. Sundays at the bookstore.
The series will conclude Oct. 25 with English professor Annette Debo presenting “Poets are Lyric Historians: The Necessary Past for African-American Poets.”