|Vol. 18, No. 9||Oct. 29, 1998|
A small exhibition of books relating to the early women's rights movement is on display in the Morris Library as part of the University-wide commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention.
The exhibition, curated by Carol Rudisell, reference department, highlights some of the library's numerous books on suffrage and women's rights. Included are works on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass and many others.
The display is on view in the information room of the Morris Library through Sunday, Nov. 1.
For more information, call 831-2231.
Fitzgerald love is topic of lectureDavid Shumway, professor of literary and cultural studies at Carnegie Mellon University, will present a free, public lecture on "The Age of Innocence: Romantic Love in Fitzgerald," at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Room 004 Kirkbride Hall.
Shumway, who was a visiting associate professor of English at the University of Chicago last year, has published Creating American Civilization: A Genealogy of American Literature as an Academic Discipline and Michael Foucault. He is the coeditor of a series titled Disciplinarity and Beyond and of Making and Selling Culture. He also has published numerous book chapters and articles on disciplines, objectivity, rock 'n' roll, screwball comedies, Marxism and the history of criticism.
His Newark appearance is sponsored by the Department of English.
For more information, call 831-1974.
Film 'Character' showing Nov. 8The film, Character, part of the University's International Film Series, originally scheduled to be shown on Sunday, Oct. 11, and not shown because of problems with the print, has been rescheduled for viewing on Sunday, Nov. 8. The film begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Trabant University Center Theatre.
Made in the Netherlands in 1997, Character received the 1998 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It tells the story of Jacob, who lives in Rotterdam in the 1920s. Jacob's mother has refused to marry his father, who remains a distant mysterious figure in young Jacob's life.
As the film opens, Jacob is arrested and interrogated by the police-in connection with his father's murder. Has Jacob succeeded in life despite adversity-or have his father's obstacles built up his character?
For more information, visit the series' web site at <http://www. english.udel.edu/lrussell/filmsfall98.htm> or call 831-4066.
Five readers from the University of Delaware's Department of English and the Newark community will participate in "Writer's Harvest," a benefit poetry reading scheduled for 7:30 tonight. The reading, which benefits the Share Our Strength world hunger organization, will be held in Room 100 of Kirkbride Hall. Suggested donation is $3 for UD students and $5 for the general public.
Proceeds from the event, sponsored locally by Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, will stay in Delaware to help fight hunger and poverty.
Readers include Lois Potter, Ned Allen Professor of English; Fleda Jackson, English; Katherine Varnes, adjunct professor of English; and local poets Rich Boucher and J.C. Hall.
Additionally, on the same night, the coffee shop Brewed Awakenings on Main Street will donate $1 of every cappuccino or latte purchased with a Writer's Harvest coupon to the Share Our Strength effort.
Other readings and events will take place nationally to celebrate Writer's Harvest with such literary stars as Andres Dubus, Rita Mae Brown, Gay Talese, Wally Lamb, E. Annie Proulx and Sandra Cisneros reading in bookstores, community centers and on college campuses.
"Writer's Harvest gives literary professionals an opportunity to lift their commitment off the page and into our national communities," said Bill Shore, founder and executive director of Share Our Strength. "For six years, thousands of writers and literary volunteers have donated their time and talent to raise awareness about hunger and poverty in America."
For more information on the local events, call 454-7802. For more information on the national program, call (202) 393-2925.