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Author of "A Jane Austen Education"

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William Deresiewicz is an essayist, book critic, and the author of "A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter." He writes about higher education, social media, and other issues of society and culture. Bill is a Contributing Writer for "The Nation" and a Contributing Editor for "The New Republic." His reviews of contemporary fiction have also appeared in "The New York Times Book Review," "Slate," "Bookforum," and elsewhere. His essays have appeared in "The American Scholar" and "The Chronicle of Higher Education." Bill’s work was nominated for National Magazine Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011, and for the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing in 2010. His essay “Solitude and Leadership,” which won a David Brooks Sidney Award in 2010, has been widely taught across the military and corporate worlds. His current book project is "Excellent Sheep: The Disadvantages of an Elite Education."

Bill was an English professor at Yale from 1998 to 2008. He specialized in 19th-century British fiction and British modernism and also taught courses in the Great Books, South Asian fiction (he lived in India for a year), the literature of friendship, and writing.

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A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

Speaking Topics
  • Leadership

    What does being a leader really mean? Why are the best people often stuck in the middle of corporate and other organizational hierarchies while the mediocrities rise to the top? How to keep your soul alive in a bureaucratic environment, and how to bring out the best in the people below you.

  • Elite Education

    Elite colleges and universities have devolved into glorified vocational schools, selling marketable skills instead of teaching our kids how to think. Society suffers, scholarship suffers, but most of all, students suffer. What can we do to return college to its proper role?

  • The Crisis in Higher Education

    Public universities are being starved for funds; the academic job market is in a state of free fall; administrative priorities are badly out of balance. America’s higher-education system was key to building our nation’s prosperity, but now it stands at a crossroads. What’s wrong and what we can do about it.

  • The Value of the Liberal Arts*

    Math and science are the buzzwords when it comes to talk of educational reform, but ignoring the arts, humanities, and social sciences risks sending us down the road of China and Singapore. Why the liberal arts are vital to creating whole individuals and a better society.

  • Social Media

    Facebook, Twitter, et al. are revolutionizing not only the way we relate to one another, but also the way we understand ourselves. How friendship, solitude, and selfhood are evolving in our brave new mediated world.

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William Deresiewicz

Author of "A Jane Austen Education"

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William Deresiewicz Biography

William Deresiewicz is an essayist, book critic, and the author of "A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter." He writes about higher education, social media, and other issues of society and culture. Bill is a Contributing Writer for "The Nation" and a Contributing Editor for "The New Republic." His reviews of contemporary fiction have also appeared in "The New York Times Book Review," "Slate," "Bookforum," and elsewhere. His essays have appeared in "The American Scholar" and "The Chronicle of Higher Education." Bill’s work was nominated for National Magazine Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011, and for the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing in 2010. His essay “Solitude and Leadership,” which won a David Brooks Sidney Award in 2010, has been widely taught across the military and corporate worlds. His current book project is "Excellent Sheep: The Disadvantages of an Elite Education."

Bill was an English professor at Yale from 1998 to 2008. He specialized in 19th-century British fiction and British modernism and also taught courses in the Great Books, South Asian fiction (he lived in India for a year), the literature of friendship, and writing.

William Deresiewicz Videos

  • William Deresiewicz Change Your Mind First: College and the Urge ...
    Feb 27, 2019 ... William Deresiewicz is an American author, essayist, and literary critic. His writings span such topics as books, higher education,...
  • William Deresiewicz at the 2016 99U Conference - YouTube
    Jun 21, 2017 ... About William Deresiewicz: In "Excellent Sheep," Bill, challenged the notion of credentialism and "traditional" education. His next...
  • President's Speaker Series: William Deresiewicz - YouTube
    Jan 21, 2016 ... Held on 12 January 2016, William Deresiewicz gave a public lecture on the purpose of a liberal arts education. Deresiewicz is an ...

William Deresiewicz Books

William Deresiewicz Speaking Topics

  • Leadership

    What does being a leader really mean? Why are the best people often stuck in the middle of corporate and other organizational hierarchies while the mediocrities rise to the top? How to keep your soul alive in a bureaucratic environment, and how to bring out the best in the people below you.

  • Elite Education

    Elite colleges and universities have devolved into glorified vocational schools, selling marketable skills instead of teaching our kids how to think. Society suffers, scholarship suffers, but most of all, students suffer. What can we do to return college to its proper role?

  • The Crisis in Higher Education

    Public universities are being starved for funds; the academic job market is in a state of free fall; administrative priorities are badly out of balance. America’s higher-education system was key to building our nation’s prosperity, but now it stands at a crossroads. What’s wrong and what we can do about it.

  • The Value of the Liberal Arts*

    Math and science are the buzzwords when it comes to talk of educational reform, but ignoring the arts, humanities, and social sciences risks sending us down the road of China and Singapore. Why the liberal arts are vital to creating whole individuals and a better society.

  • Social Media

    Facebook, Twitter, et al. are revolutionizing not only the way we relate to one another, but also the way we understand ourselves. How friendship, solitude, and selfhood are evolving in our brave new mediated world.

FAQs on booking William Deresiewicz

  • How to book William Deresiewicz?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William Deresiewicz for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William Deresiewicz, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William Deresiewicz or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William Deresiewicz?

    Booking fees for William Deresiewicz, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William Deresiewicz, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William Deresiewicz?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William Deresiewicz for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William Deresiewicz for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William Deresiewicz or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William Deresiewicz or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

William Deresiewicz is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book William Deresiewicz for your event is available upon request. William Deresiewicz generally travels from OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gerald Chertavian, John Wood, Hill Harper, Fredrik Logevall and Tommy Spaulding. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling William Deresiewicz for an upcoming event.

William Deresiewicz Speaker Videos

  • William Deresiewicz Change Your Mind First: College and the Urge ...
    Feb 27, 2019 ... William Deresiewicz is an American author, essayist, and literary critic. His writings span such topics as books, higher education, culture, and ...
    William Deresiewicz at the 2016 99U Conference - YouTube
    Jun 21, 2017 ... About William Deresiewicz: In "Excellent Sheep," Bill, challenged the notion of credentialism and "traditional" education. His next obsession?
  • President's Speaker Series: William Deresiewicz - YouTube
    Jan 21, 2016 ... Held on 12 January 2016, William Deresiewicz gave a public lecture on the purpose of a liberal arts education. Deresiewicz is an ...
    What Education Is For - William Deresiewicz - YouTube
    Jul 21, 2015 ... William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent college speaker, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The ...

William Deresiewicz Speaking Topics

  • Leadership

    What does being a leader really mean? Why are the best people often stuck in the middle of corporate and other organizational hierarchies while the mediocrities rise to the top? How to keep your soul alive in a bureaucratic environment, and how to bring out the best in the people below you.

  • Elite Education

    Elite colleges and universities have devolved into glorified vocational schools, selling marketable skills instead of teaching our kids how to think. Society suffers, scholarship suffers, but most of all, students suffer. What can we do to return college to its proper role?

  • The Crisis in Higher Education

    Public universities are being starved for funds; the academic job market is in a state of free fall; administrative priorities are badly out of balance. America’s higher-education system was key to building our nation’s prosperity, but now it stands at a crossroads. What’s wrong and what we can do about it.

  • The Value of the Liberal Arts*

    Math and science are the buzzwords when it comes to talk of educational reform, but ignoring the arts, humanities, and social sciences risks sending us down the road of China and Singapore. Why the liberal arts are vital to creating whole individuals and a better society.

  • Social Media

    Facebook, Twitter, et al. are revolutionizing not only the way we relate to one another, but also the way we understand ourselves. How friendship, solitude, and selfhood are evolving in our brave new mediated world.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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