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Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:
You are invited to attend the first Bivens Occasional Lecture on the Scholarship of Books and Reading. Professor Thomas McLaughlin will deliver the lecture at 5:30pm on Friday, April 29, in Room 114 of the Belk Library and Information Commons. McLaughlin specializes in literary criticism and theory and cultural studies. His lecture, entitled “Reading and the Body: The Physical Practice of Reading,” will be based on his recently published book. Here is a brief description of the lecture:
We tend to think of reading as an act of the disembodied mind, but in fact reading requires skillful use of the eyes and the hands, as well as postures and habits that support their work. The reading body operates within powerful cultural disciplines, but it is also capable of highly idiosyncratic improvisations. “Reading and the Body” examines these physical skills and habits and disciplines, in an effort to understand the contribution of the body to the process of reading, especially in an era in which the material process of reading is changing as our culture moves from the book to the screen.
McLaughlin is also the author of the following books:
We look forward to seeing you there!
Hanna Caudill is the lucky winner of the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack. Hanna is a graduating senior in the Nutrition and Health Care Management program.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest.
Image: Hanna Caudill with Belk Library PR Committee members Geri Purpur and Ken Johnson
8:00am — Return at 7:00pm Cost $30 per person (18 years of age and older please)
Includes transportation and admission to the zoo; lunch on your own inside the park.
All reservations are due by Friday, May 13. For more information please call Lynn Patterson at 828‐262‐2087.
Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library
Laura Wright, author of “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” will give a lecture titled “Imagining Vegan Studies: English, Activism, and Animals" on April 21 in Bell Library and Information Commons.
When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons
Wright is a professor and head of the English department at Western Carolina University, where she specializes in postcolonial literatures and theory, ecocriticism and animal studies. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Appalachian in 1992.
Her monographs include “Writing Out of All the Camps: J. M. Coetzee’s Narratives of Displacement” and “Wilderness into Civilized Shapes: Reading the Postcolonial Environment.” She is lead editor, with Jane Poyner and Elleke Boehmer, of “Approaches to Teaching Coetzee’s Disgrace and Other Works.” Her most recent monograph, “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” was published by the University of Georgia Press in October of 2015.
Published in 2015 by the University of Georgia Press, “The Vegan Studies Project” has been called “the foundational text for the nascent field of vegan studies.”
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Steve Owen - The Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy, Executive Director
Ed Miller - General Manager for New River Light and Power
Jennifer Westerman and Brian Burke - Faculty, Sustainable Development; Appalachian State University
Moderated by Dr. Sandra Lubarsky - Chairperson, Sustainable Development, Appalachian State University
Belk Library National Library Week Contest – April 10–16
Win a View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack! Watch this movie and answer 3 questions correctly about the movie. Your name will be entered into a drawing to win the View-Master on April 18.
Here is the contest link: http://goo.gl/forms/0cwse1KCGA
You may also view the slides by clicking here.