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Citadel News Service
25 Aug 2011

Library Friends lecture series will showcase faculty, alumni

The Friends of the Daniel Library for the fall 2011 book and lecture series will showcase the research and academic talents of Citadel faculty and alumni.

Created in 1996, the Library Friends book and lecture series brings noted authors and lecturers to the Charleston area. All lectures are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted, and begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 at The Citadel. For more information call 843-953-7691.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
History of The Citadel Archives and Museum
Maj. Steven Smith will explore the early collections and artifacts related to the college's history.
Smith is a tactical officer for the Commandant of Cadets at The Citadel. He graduated from The Citadel in 1984 with a degree in political science and earned his master's degree in history from the University of Charleston and The Citadel. Smith is chairman of The Citadel Alumni Association History Committee.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Misdirections and Roads Not Taken: Robert Frost as a Misleading Poet
Sean Heuston, associate professor of English at The Citadel, will discuss a chapter from a book he is currently writing with the above title. With a master's degree from Stanford and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University, Heuston's research interests range from Southern and Irish literatures to film and modern poetry.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Save the Males: The Fight Over Coeducation at The Citadel
Alexander Stephens Macaulay, who graduated from The Citadel in 1995, will discuss the fight over coeducation at The Citadel and will hold a book signing afterward. An associate professor and graduate coordinator in the department of History at Western Carolina University, Macaulay received a master's degree in history from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a PhD in history from the University of Georgia. He is the author of “Marching in Step: Masculinity, Citizenship and The Citadel in Post World War II America” published by University of Georgia Press.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
Friendly Meetings: Everyday Life in European and Indian Frontier Communities in Colonial America

David Preston, associate professor of history, will discuss settlers' interactions with Native Americans. A book signing will follow his lecture. Preston holds master's and doctoral degrees from the College of William and Mary. His research interests include colonial America, Native America and the Revolutionary War. His book “The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667-1783” has won numerous accolades including awards from the American and Canadian historical associations and New York state archives.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
Honor in Antebellum Charleston
Amanda Mushal will discuss the Taber-Magrath Duel: Honor in Antebellum Charleston.
An assistant professor of history at The Citadel, Mushal earned a bachelor's degree from the College of William & Mary, and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia. The author of a recently published essay titled, “Bonds of Marriage and Community: Social Networks and the Development of a Commercial Middle Class in Antebellum South Carolina,” which appears in the book “The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century” (LSU Press, 2011).

Tuesday, Dec. 6
Silver Screen Servility: Black Female Domestics in a Century of Popular Film
Licia Hendriks is an associate professor of English at The Citadel and holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. She is an authority on the Harlem Renaissance/Jazz Age literature as well as race, class and gender in film.

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