EGSC Library sponsors lecture series

by | September 30, 2013 4:47 pm

   Every year, there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from schools and libraries. Celebrate your freedom to read and right to choose your book during the Banned Books Celebration from September 30 – October 18. The East Georgia State College Library and Humanities department have joined together to present the Banned Books Lecture Series which will take place in the Learning Commons classroom J503. Lectures are as follows: Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Dr. Carmine Palumbo, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger; Monday, Oct. 7 – Professor Steve Lavender, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov; Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Professor Desmall Purcell, The banning of graphic novels/manga; and Monday, Oct. 14 – Dr. Alan Brashier, Slaughter-house Five by Kurt Vonnegut. A lecture on The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein was held by Dr. Armond Boudreaux on Monday, Sept. 30. All lectures are at 4 p.m. Join the Humanities professors as they lecture on banned books, both new and classic, and the topic of censorship in literature and art.

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