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Faculty book chat: Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 - 7 p.m.

Event Type: Other

Audience: Alumni, Parents, Undergraduate Students

Contact: Office of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs
Phone: (401) 341-2346

Join Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker, professor in the Department of English, Communications and Media, as she discusses her writing and research.

In 2019, Harrington-Lueker published "Books for Idle Hours: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the Rise of Summer Reading," which sheds new light on the publishing phenomenon of summer reading. Often focused on novels set in vacation destinations, this phenomenon started in the 19th century, as both print culture and tourist culture expanded in the United States. Her research interests include 19th-century print culture, especially newspapers and magazines; the radical or alternative press; women and the media; and global media systems.

The faculty book chat is part of October Family Fest activities.