Emily Van Dette will be talking about her research project, "Six Scribbling Women and the Politics of Literary Reputation." Prof. Van Dette received her Ph.D from Penn State and presently is on the faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She will be using the Fred Lewis Pattee papers as well as other related collections from the Special Collections Library.
Prof. Kristine Thompson of Louisiana State University is researching photographic representations of death and mourning, from the 19th century to the present day. She is using the Jay Ruby Collection and other related materials from our collections.
Light refreshments (lemonade and cookies) will be served -- please come!