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Lecture focuses on Washington Irving and essay tradition, April 23

A lecture titled "Acts of Reflection: Washington Irving and the English Essay Tradition" will be delivered by Richard Squibbs, a graduate student at Rutgers University, at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in McCosh 40.

The lecture will focus on Irving, the popular American author, historian and diplomat whose early writings bridged British and American literary traditions. In particular, the presentation will examine this trans-Atlantic literary relationship as it developed within the periodical essay genre.

The lecture is the final event of the year for the Eighteenth-Century Studies Colloquium, sponsored by the Department of English .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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