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Scholarly Lecture Series will discuss Virginia Woolf

2/20/2004 —

Steven D. Putzel, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, will present “Virginia Woolf’s Real and Imagined Venice” at the campus in Lehman on Thursday, March 4 at 12:15 p.m.

British novelist Woolf’s representations of Venice exemplify the way writers transform real places into imaginative constructs. Journey with her to an ancient and modern Venice as it was transported to London in an 1891 stage extravaganza. She writes of Venice as the city where lovers meet, where people contract typhoid, and where the Orient Express embarks to exotic worlds. Dr. Putzel will deliver Woolf’s view of Venice through a series of slides taken from manuscripts and rare books housed at the British Library. This presentation is based on research toward a book entitled, “Virginia Woolf and the Theater.”

This lecture is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Science Building’s Bierly Auditorium and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 570-675-2171.

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