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Lecture series offered in February by local library, Framingham State

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  January 23, 2012 02:10 PM

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The Framingham Public Library has teamed up with Framingham State University's Division of Graduate and Continuing Education to present a free academic lecture series this season, including four events in February.

No registration is required. All lectures last for approximately 90 minutes.

Times, locations and events are as follows:

  • Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. - "The Miller and the Wife of Bath: Two of Chaucer's Pilgrims Tell Their Tales" - Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU. This session covers the prologue and tales of two pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales. Please read the tales and bring them to the session. Location: FSU, room 415 of the McCarthy College Center.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. - "Getting 'Lost in Shangri-La': The True Story Behind a True Story of World War II" - Mitchell Zuckoff, Professor of Journalism at Boston University and author of Lost in Shangri-La will talk about his best selling work of non-fiction, including how he found the story and how he traveled to the jungles of New Guinea to tell it. The book will be available for sale and signing. Location: Framingham Public Library.
  • Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. - "Adolf Hitler in Power: A Re-Examination of the Third Reich, Part 1" - Dr. John Heineman, Professor Emeritus, Boston College. This session will examine the early years of the Third Reich and analyze the personal role and responsibility of Adolf Hitler. Location: Framingham Public Library
  • Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. - "Language, Theater and National Identity: Brian Friel's Translations" - Dr. Kelly Matthews, Assistant Professor of English, FSU. Written by Northern Ireland's leading contemporary playwright, the play speaks volumes about language, imperialism and divisions in Northern Ireland. Participants are encouraged to read the play. Location: FSU, room 415 of the McCarthy College Center.

Copies of Canterbury Tales and Translations are available at the Main Library or through the Minuteman system.

The lectures are sponsored in part by The Friends of the Framingham Library and The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Framingham State University.

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