In my basement, lying next to a moldy unused Italian grammar, I have an dusty Italian copy of Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose, an accusatory symbol of my unfulfilled ambitions. In October, I’ll have an opportunity to do something with this volume — get it signed by the author.
Umberto Eco will be coming to Emory University at the beginning of October (the 5th through the 7th) to deliver three lectures. Eco is a fascinating philosopher, literary theorist and author. I expect the lectures and readings he is planning at Emory to be as entertaining as his writings. I might even get a chance to ask some questions about authorial intent. If you are in Atlanta, be sure to save the date.