|U of M Will Host Two Scholars of American Literature and Culture in April
For release: April 2, 2007
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The University of Memphis will host lectures by two outstanding scholars of American literature and culture this month. Louis Menand, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Metaphysical Club and professor of English and American literature and language at Harvard, will discuss “Art and Ideas in the Cold War” April 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Panhellenic Building. A reception begins at 6 p.m., and a book signing will follow the talk. Menand’s visit is sponsored by the American Studies Forum, the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, the Student Event Allocation Committee, Sigma Tau Delta, the departments of Communication, English, and History, and Public Service Funds from the U of M.
On April 12, Dr. Matthew Bruccoli, Emily Brown Jefferies Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina and editor of many works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and other modern American authors, will discuss “Getting It Right and Getting It Wrong: The Great Gatsby.” The talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Panhellenic Building, preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. This lecture will describe how an editor’s decisions enhance our understanding of this American classic. Bruccoli’s visit is sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.
Both events are free and open to the public.
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