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American Studies Book Launch and Fulbright Lecture
 
 
Venue: Convocation Room, Room 218, Main Building, HKU
 
Date: 2 May 2007  
 
Time: 15:00 - 18:00
 

American Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures has the pleasure of inviting all faculty members, students and staff to a one-time double-header event :

1. AMERICAN STUDIES BOOK LAUNCH

in cooperation with the Hong Kong University Press, and Consulate General of the United States Hong Kong & Macau

Book Title: ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE AMERICAN CITY
Edited by: Dr. Peter Swirski

Dr. Peter Swirski is Associate Professor of American Literature and Director of American Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

Contributors: Dr. Priscilla Roberts, Dr. Gina Marchetti, Dr. Peter Swirski, Professor Earle Waugh, Dr. William John Kyle.

Reviews:

'Without getting caught up in a limited problematic or a narrow theoretical jargon, All Roads Lead to the American City taps the insights of many fields in order to show how intimately bound up the reality and the image of the road and the city are with the American sense of the nation. The authors move smoothly from text to history to synthesis, and back again. Taken as a whole, it makes a contribution to American Studies."

-David Grant, English Department, Grant MacEwan College

"This collection of papers contains tons of valuable information and much lively writing. Its strengths are its accessibility, its juxtaposition of materials, and its historical sweep."

- Christine Bold, Professor, School of English & Theatre Studies, University of Guelph

2. AMERICAN STUDIES FULBRIGHT LECTURE

Topic: Song of the Open Road : The Promise of American Automobility, 1895-1925

Presented by: Dr Cotton Seiler, Fulbright Scholar in American Studies

Date/Time: May 2, 2007 (Wednesday) 15:00-18:00
Venue: Convocation Room, Room 218, Main Building, The University of Hong Kong
Language: English

Free Admission
Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms. Lucilla Cheng by email at luci@hkucc.hku.hk

Please click on the following link to download the poster: http://www.hku.hk/smlc/temp/american07


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