Brian K. Goodman - "The Nonconformists" - Mark Philip Bradley

Monday, November 13, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Brian K. Goodman

Brian K. Goodman will discuss The Nonconformists: American and Czech Writers across the Iron Curtain. He will be joined in conversation by Mark Philip Bradley. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

This event will be held in person at The Seminary Co-op.


About the book: The Nonconformists explores how risky encounters between American and Czech writers behind the Iron Curtain shaped the art and politics of the Cold War and helped define an era of dissent.

About the author: Brian K. Goodman is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University, where he is also a faculty affiliate at the Center for Jewish Studies and the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Instructor at the Pozen Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago. His writing on literature, dissent, and free expression has appeared in American Literary History, the Bloomsbury Handbook to Cold War Literary Cultures, the Los Angeles Review of Books, LitHub, and Public Books.

About the interlocutor: Mark Philip Bradley is the author of The World Reimagined: Americans and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (2016), Vietnam at War (2009), and Imagining Vietnam and America: The Making of Postcolonial Vietnam (2000), which won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association for Asian Studies. He is the coeditor of Making the Forever War (2021), Familiar Made Strange: American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn (2015), Making Sense of the Vietnam Wars (2008), and Truth Claims: Representation and Human Rights (2001). Bradley's work has appeared in the American Historical ReviewJournal of American History, the Journal of World HistoryDiplomatic History, and Dissent.

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-Op Bookstore
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637