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[BKARTS] Upcoming lectures and events at Texas A&M University

This spring the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M
University, will host several lectures and events of possible appeal to
those with an interest in books, printing, collecting, textual studies,
etc. More
formal announcements are forthcoming, but please take note and feel
free to spread the word. Details on a few events are still forthcoming.
Schedules and dates sometimes change, so please call and confirm in
advance before traveling long distances or making other significant
arrangements.  All of these events are free and open to the public.

1) February 6, 4:00 pm, Janine Barchas, University of Texas at Austin,
"The Female Landscape of Robinson Crusoe," Sponsored by the Melbern G.
Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the British Studies Group, and
the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.

2) February 24, 4:00 pm, James H. Justus, Indiana University, "Fetching
Arkansas:  Writings from the Old Southwest." Sponsored by the Department
of English, the Melbern G. Glasscock Center, and the John H. Hinton
Cushing Memorial Library Endowment.

3) April 1st, 3:00-5:00 pm, Kelsey Reading Room, Texas A&M University
Libraries' celebration of the 3 Millionth Volume, Walt Whitman's Leaves
of Grass (1855). Special reading by Rip Torn, music of Robert Strassburg
performed by Century Singers, as well as remarks from President Robert
Gates, Professor Jerome Loving, Interim Dean of Libraries, Colleen Cook,
and others.

4) April 2nd, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, and April 3rd, 9:00 am-11:00 am, Walt
Whitman: A Symposium and a Celebration of the Acquisition of the Roger
Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection. Invited speakers include Robert
Trachtenberg, Yale University; Ed Folsom, University of Iowa; Ken Price,
University of Nebraska; Susan Belasco, University of Nebraska; Ken Reed,
University of Iowa; Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina; Robert
D.Richardson; Daneen Wardrop, Western Michigan University; Jimmie
Killingsworth, Texas A&M University; Jerome Loving, Texas A&M
University.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans
Libraries, the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the
College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English.

5) 3rd Annual Book History at A&M Workshop, May 23-28, 2004.  In
addition to the daytime sessions for workshop participants, the workshop
also hosts an evening series of free lectures.  This year's evening
speakers include Al Brilliant, Unicorn Press; Margaret Ezell, Texas A&M
University; Thomas F. Staley, University of Texas; David Gracy,
University of Texas, and Ron Tyler, University of Texas.  The Sunday
evening reception will also feature music from the Heartsease. For more
information, see the workshop website at:


1) The Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and
Journal Show: an exhibit recognizing meritorious achievement in the
design, production, and manufacture of books, jackets, and journals by
members of the university press community.  Sponsored by the Texas A&M
University Press and the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. March
and April, specific dates TBA.

2) "The (R)Evolution of Walt Whitman: An Exhibit Celebrating the 3
Millionth Volume of the Texas A&M University Libraries and the
Acquisition of the Roger Asselineau Walt Whitman Collection." Sponsored
by Sara and John Lindsey and the Friends of the Sterling C. Evans
Library.  April 1-May 31, 2004.

3) Prints by Thomas Nast, 19th century illustrator and political
cartoonist, from the Mary and Mavis P. Kelsey Print Collection.
Continuing through June, 2004.
More information on this exhibit can be found at:

Steven Smith

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