Travisano to President Friday's Faculty Lecture Series

October 9, 2009

Professor of English Thomas Travisano will present this month's Faculty Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Friday, October 9, in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall. Travisano will present Personal Letters as Literature: Story, Drama, and Style in 'Words in Air.'

The talk will provide insight into the making of Words in Air, along with reflections on how the letters might compare with such established literary forms as the epistolary novel and the personal poem. The direct experience of “life itself” that this vivid, funny, and frequently moving correspondence provides would appear to suggest that personal letters have a special expressive and artistic capability worthy of appreciation in its own right.

Travisano's lecture is the second of eight discussions throughout the 2009-10 academic year focusing on literature, art, education, physics, business, history, and biology. Faculty members will discuss recent research in their field with members of the Hartwick community. Presenting later this year are Assistant Professor of Education Johanna Mitchell, Associate Professor of Business Administration Scott Dalrymple, Assistant Professor of Physics Parker Troischt, Assistant Professor of English Robert Seguin, Associate Professor of History Vicki Howard, and Professor of Biology Linda Swift.

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