Summer Reading Program Lecture - “Now Let Me Fly”: Academic Perspectives on The Invention of Wings

Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Jones Auditorium


“Now Let Me Fly”: Academic Perspectives on The Invention of Wings

Image shows the cover for The Invention of Wings.In addition to being a compelling read, this year’s summer reading book, The Invention of Wings, also raises issues and questions that touch upon several academic disciplines. Four Meredith faculty members will discuss the book in relation to their fields of study on Tuesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.

Associate Professor of History Dan Fountain will moderate the discussion and provide historical perspectives. Assistant Professor of History Angela Marritt will speak about class, labor, and women’s issues. Professor of Human Environmental Sciences Diane Ellis will comment on costume, trades, and craftsmanship, and Associate Professor of English Alisa Johnson will share her expertise in African-American literature and culture.

A reception will follow.

This panel qualifies as an academic/cultural event in General Education.


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