'Ian McEwan's Novels: Sex, Espionage, and Literature'
Fri, November 8, 2013 • 2:45 PM - 4:30 PM • Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206
Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth (Founding Member of British Studies)
The thirteen novels of Ian McEwan include his latest, Sweet Tooth (2012), and perhaps the most complex of them all, Child in Time (1987). In view of the present consciousness of government surveillance, these two novels can be seen as representing a writer different in kind from John le Carré and Ian Fleming. They place McEwan more in the tradition of Graham Greene.
Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature. His father was a Mexican general and his mother a concert pianist. His Mexican heritage and its significance are apparent in courses that he has taught for four decades in Spanish and comparative literature. A poet as well as a scholar, he received the highest award in the College of Liberal Arts, Pro Bene Meritis, in 2006.