Notre Dame Professor Emeritus William O’Rourke
Lone Star College Center for Civic Engagement presented an NEH conference and open forum about citizens under siege. It was well attended by both Lone Star College students and the surrounding communities at large. Notre Dame Professor Emeritus William O’Rourke spoke about income inequality and its causes.
Notre Dame Professor Emeritus William O’Rourke spoke about income inequality and its causes. He laid the paths that led us here over the last 30+ years.
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Who is Professor Emeritus William O'Rourke?
William O'Rourke is the author of The Harrisburg 7 and the New Catholic Left (1972), Signs of the Literary Times: Essays, Reviews, Profiles (1993), and On Having a Heart Attack: A Medical Memoir (2006), as well as the novelsThe Meekness of Isaac (1974), Idle Hands (1981), Criminal Tendencies (1987), and Notts (1996). He is the editor of On the Job: Fiction About Work by Contemporary American Writers (1977) and co-editor of Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years (2009). His book, Campaign America ‘96: The View From the Couch, first published in 1997, was reissued in paperback with a new, updated epilogue in 2000. A sequel, Campaign America 2000: The View From the Couch, was published in 2001. Two books appeared in 2012. From Indiana University Press, Confessions of a Guilty Freelancer; and from the Notre Dame Press, a 40th anniversary edition of The Harrisburg 7 and the New Catholic Left, with a new Afterword. He has been awarded two NEAs and a New York State Council on the Arts CAPS grant. He was the first James Thurber Writer-in-Residence at the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. He wrote a weekly political column for the Chicago Sun-Times from 2001 till 2005. He stepped down as editor of the Notre Dame Review in the summer of 2015 and is now an Emeritus Professor in the English Department of the University of Notre Dame.