A lecture by Pericles Lewis, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale, titled "The Burial of the Dead in Modern Fiction" will be the first in a series of public lectures at Sterling Memorial Library during the spring 2010 term. Talks by Hazel V. Carby and Graeme Reid will help mark Black History Month and Yale Pride, and James J. O'Donnell, Provost of Georgetown University, will deliver a meditation titled "The Scholar Reads His Kindle." Author Marlene Wagman-Geller will conclude the series with a talk on the history of literary dedications.
The lectures are free and open to the public and will be held in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall, 128 Wall Street.
Wednesday, February 3, 4:00 p.m.
Pericles Lewis, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University
"The Burial of the Dead in Modern Fiction"
Thursday, February 18, 4:15 p.m.
Hazel V. Carby, Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies, Yale University
Thursday, April 1, 4:30 p.m.
James J. O'Donnell, Provost and Professor of Classics, Georgetown University
"The Scholar Reads His Kindle"
Thursday, April 29, 4:00 p.m.
Graeme Reid, Lecturer in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology, Yale University
"Elusive Records and Hidden Histories: Compiling the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa"
Thursday, May 13, 4:00 p.m.
"Once Again to Zelda"
With regret, previously advertised lectures by Christopher Buckley and Molly Haskell have been postponed indefinitely.