Huenemann Lectureship to Feature Husband and Wife

The C.V. Huenemann Lectureship in English will host the husband and wife team of Lee Slonimsky and Carol Goodman on campus March 4-5.

At 7 p.m. March 4 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room, Slonimsky and Goodman will discuss their personal histories with the liberal arts. Though Slonimsky’s degrees from City College of New York are in English and creative writing, he is the manager of a hedge fund. Goodman is a Hammett Award-winning fiction writer who holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from The New School and a bachelor’s degree in Latin from Vassar.

Slonimsky and Goodman will give a reading from their respective works in poetry and fiction at 7 p.m. March 5 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room. They will also share a sample from their collaborative work in urban fantasy, which they have published under the name Lee Carroll.

Both presentations are free and open to the public. This year’s C.V. Huenemann Lectureship in English is sponsored by the School of Business, the School of Arts and Letters, and the Department of English and Linguistics.

Calvin V. Huenemann was a former head of the Division of Language and Literature who was instrumental in establishing the English graduate program. He came to Truman in 1956 and retired 25 years later.

The C.V. Huenemann Lectureship in English provides Truman English students with a learning environment of renowned scholars. The lectureship was created in 2007 with a gift from Dr. Gail B. Crump through Truman’s “Bright Minds Bright Futures” campaign. In addition to commemorating Crump’s nearly four decades of distinguished service in teaching English, the lectureship also recognizes the preparation he received as an undergraduate student of Huenemann. Crump received Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Truman in 1964 and is a retired professor of English from the University of Central Missouri.