Our book display to support the symposium “Lincoln and Kennedy, from 1863 to 1963 to 2013: From Civil War to Civil Rights to the Meaning of America” is located on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.
An all-SJU faculty panel discussion will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the 50th anniversary of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s landmark Civil Rights Address. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4:00 p.m., in the John Cardinal Foley Center on the James J. Maguire ’58 Campus.
“This panel centers on two vital and enduring speeches from two ennobled presidents,” says Saint Joseph’s President C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. ’72. “Given that we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Nov. 19, and observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, in the same week, this event is a great teachable moment for our students.”
The interdisciplinary panel draws on faculty expertise from the Departments of History, Political Science, English, and Theology and Religious Studies.
Friday March 22, 2013
Noon – 1:30pm
Wachterhauser Seminar Room
2nd floor, Post Learning Commons
Take a break and join us for lunch!
April Lindner will read selections from her new book, Catherine.
This will be followed by a brief question and answer session.
A light lunch will be served. Hope to see you there!
Please join us for a reception to celebrate recent scholarship from the English Department. A selection of work is also on display in the first floor Café Area, from faculty such as Thomas Brennan, S.J., Ronald C. Wendling, Amy Lewis, and Joseph Feeney, S.J.
Location: CMC 2nd Floor, Francis A. Drexel Library
Time/Date: Thursday, October 21, 5:00p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, October 21, 11:30am
Praise for Jane:
” I couldn’t put Jane down! Whether you love literature, romance, thrillers, or anything in between, you’ll get swept up in Jane all the way to its scrumptious, satisfying end.” – Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars series
“There’s nothing plain about Jane. April Lindner executes the cool trick of being stubbornly loyal to the well-loved original while creating something totally new and captivating” – Ceciily van Ziegesar, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl Series
Copies of Jane will be available for purchase by cash or check.
As a former English major and lifetime lover of good literature, it’s always exciting for me to see how the Web 2.0 world is pushing the bounds of how we think about the Classics. Moving content online and beginning dynamic discussions breathes new life into old topics. News on the Rialto, a blog created and updated by Shakespeare Magazine’s staff, is no exception. From new movie and play productions to new discoveries about Shakespeare’s life, see how his life and work is still relevant, how cultures across the globe are retelling his stories, and how incredibly interesting a guy who lived almost 400 years ago can really be.
As many of you probably know, February is Black History month, and, in the spirit of celebrating African American contributions to society and culture, the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English sponsors a nation-wide read-in of African American literature. All across the country, all month long, schools, college campuses, churches, libraries, and other community and cultural centers will host gatherings where people can come, listen, and read their favorite writing from African American authors.
The Drexel Library, too, has a history of joining in with their own hosted read-in, which will take place on Monday, February 2, at 3:30 p.m. Come join in by bringing your favorite African American writer’s work to read, or just come by to listen and reflect.
We hope to see you there!