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2008-2009 Events

Among the many highlights of 2008-2009 was the launching of the Imaginary Vistas: Americanist Symposium Series, coordinated by Penn State Professor Christopher Castiglia. With this series, CALS and the Penn State English department were able to sponsor numerous visits from distinguished professors in American literature, adding to the lively discussions of American literature at Penn State.

Community Read 2009: Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping
April 17, 2009

Imaginary Vistas: Americanist Symposium Series, coordinated by Chris Castiglia

Chester Himes: A Centennial Symposium
March 2, 2009

1808 Bicentennial Commemoration: Sylviane Diouf, keynote speaker
October 23, 2008

Theodore Roethke Centenary Celebration
David Wagoner, keynote speaker
November 6-7, 2008

Visiting Speakers Series
Myriam Chancy
October 27, 2008

Paul Bové
April 2, 2009

Symposium: A Voice Beyond the South: The Life and Legacy of Anna Julia Cooper
October 9, 2008