Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Spring 2001 Newsletter


On the Sociability of Reading:
Books, Self-fashioning, and
the Creation of Communities

Monday February 12 6:00 p.m.
Fourth Floor Auditorium - Harry Ransom Center
image of Victorian women reading Janice Radway

We are pleased to announce the sixth annual Pforzheimer Lecture on February 12, 2001, to feature literary scholar Janice Radway. Radway is the author of A Feeling for Books: the Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-class Desire (1997), as well as Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature (1984). Her innovative scholarship on the impact of the Book-of-the-Month Club and romance novels, as well as her sometimes controversial views on the future of American Studies, are certain to ensure an enlightened and revealing lecture.

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