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Patterson to be guest on ‘Out of Bounds’

Associate Professor of English Eric Patterson will be Tish Pearlman's guest on “Out of Bounds,” the weekly interview program, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13 on the Colleges' radio station, WEOS-FM.

Patterson, who also teaches in the American Studies, and the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies programs, is the author of a new book, “On Brokeback Mountain: Meditations About Masculinity, Fear And Love In The Story and Film.”

He recently said, “A whole range of things that I teach about and do research on were related to the [Annie Proulx's short] story and the film. It relates to the interests I have in the American West, in movies and fiction about the American West, in classical — meaning Greek and Roman — culture, and English and American poetry.

“The film and story really made me think about the social construction of gender and sexuality.”

A member of the faculty since 1976, he holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Amherst College, as well as two master's and his Ph.D. from Yale.

“Out of Bounds” may be heard on WEOS-FM, 89.7 and 90.3 in Geneva, and 88.1 in Ithaca; it is also live streamed at WEOS.

Details on the show are available at the Web site.

Copies of Patterson's book are available at the College Bookstore. Two related writings, “Elegy for Heath Ledger” and “Brokeback Mountain: A Story, A Film, Now an Opera?” are available at; “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” is available at