Joyce Carol Oates Delivers the 2017 Blashfield Address

Joyce Carol Oates

The 2017 Blashfield Address, entitled “The Wounded Deer Leaps Highest: Motives for Metaphor,” was delivered by Joyce Carol Oates on May 17, 2017, at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial.  Ms. Oates, a prolific novelist, playwright, and poet, was awarded the Rosenthal Award for Literature in 1968, and was elected to membership in 1978.


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