Boston College alumnus Jamin Creed Rowan will discuss his book, The Sociable City: An American Intellectual Tradition (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017), on Oct. 30 in Devlin Hall, room 100 at 4:30 p.m. In his book, Rowan investigates the history of how American society has conceived of urban relationships and considers how these ideas have shaped the cities in which we live. Rowan used source materials often overlooked by scholars of urban life—including memoirs, plays, novels, literary journalism, and museum exhibits. He received a Ph.D. in English from Boston College, and teaches in the English Department and the American Studies Program at Brigham Young University. Sponsor: Boston College Libraries in conjunction with the Institute for the Liberal Arts and the American Studies Program.