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Barkan offers final talk in President's Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:30 p.m. 101 Friend Center

Leonard Barkan, the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, will present the final talk in the 2008-09 President's Lecture Series. His lecture, titled "Did Eating Have a Renaissance? Mapping a Scholarly Itinerary From Past to Repast," will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in 101 Friend Center.

Barkan will discuss how after spending most of his career studying the high culture of the Renaissance -- especially literature and the visual arts -- he now pursues questions about eating, drinking and festivity, which reveal central truths about sociability, pleasure and taste.

The lecture series was started by President Shirley M. Tilghman in 2001 to bring together faculty members from different disciplines to learn about the work others are doing in a variety of fields.

The talks will be webcast; for viewing information, visit the WebMedia site.

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