The Fred W. Schuster and Margaret C. Schuster Distinguished Visiting Lectureship in Literature

This lectureship was established in 1986 through the generosity of Carleton alumna Margaret C[lapp] Schuster ('38), of Rochester, Minnesota, in the names of herself and her late husband, Fred W. Schuster, a Carleton English major of the class of 1935. The Schuster lectureships bring to Carleton distinguished men and women of letters who contribute to our understanding of literature.  Schuster Lectureships have been held by Richard Helgerson, Northrop Frye, Barbara Johnson, Barbara Packer, Stephen Greenblatt, Barbara Lewalski, Anne K. Mellor, Peter Brooks, Heather Dubrow, Geoff Dyer, Nicholas Grene, Christopher Ricks, Maria DiBattista, Richard Wolfson, Jean-Michel Deprats, David Porter, Noel Polk, Thadious M. Davis, William Kittredge, Robert S. Levine, and Frank Shuffelton.

 

2016-17

Adam Bradley (University of Colorado)

Bonnie Nadzam ('99)

 

2015-16:

Amanda Nadelberg ('04)

Julie Schumacher (University of Minnesota)

Rachel Greenwald Smith (Saint Louis University)

 

2014-15:

Zach Rogow

Sherman Alexie                                                                                      *In association with the Light Lectureship

Norma Elia Cantú (University of Missouri, Kansas City)

 

2013-14: 

Janine Barchas (University of Texas, Austin)

Salman Rushdie*                                                                                  *In association with the Lucas Lectureship

Debora Shuger (University of California, Los Angeles)

Sister Outsider

 

2012-13:

James Kincaid (University of Southern California)

Siri Hustvedt (novelist and essayist)

 

2011-12:

Nuruddin Farah (European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and University of Minnesota)

Laura Brown (Cornell University)

Katherine Rowe (Bryn Mawr College)

 

2010-11:

Pierre Bayard (University of Paris VIII)

Karen Tei Yamashita (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Louis Menand (Harvard University)