The University Record, September 20, 1999

Michigan Quarterly Review features notable writers

By Jill Siegelbaum
News and Information Services

The fall issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review (MQR) features a cinematic theme.

U-M alumnus and screen-writer Lawrence Kasdan is featured with his 1999 Hopwood lecture, “POV,” and discusses movies and the nature of screen writing.

Cinema also is the focus of an essay by Rudolf Arnheim, professor emeritus of psychology of art at Harvard University. Arnheim’s essay, “The History of an Idea,” explores the merging of visual imagery and sound in the art of film. It is followed by “Rediscovering Orson Wells” by Catherine Benamou, assistant professor of film and video.

Alumna Anne Stevenson contributes her poem “Invocation and Interruption,” in memory of poet Ted Hughes.

Finally, MQR features works of fiction by renowned authors Tennessee Williams and Joyce

Carol Oates.

MQR is published quarterly. Yearly subscriptions are $18; single copies are $5. Contact MQR at Room 3032, Rackham Building, for more details.