Posted by: Melissa Kvidahl | April 6, 2011

Literary Rutgers Day

If you’re like me, cracking open a good book is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon — and Rutgers Day should be no different. The Department of English is hosting several events that appeal to readers and writers alike, all on the College Avenue Campus.

Stop by the College Avenue Campus to participate in a marathon reading of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

The department will once again host its ever-popular “marathon” reading. Sign up to read, or listen as students, faculty, and visitors stage an all-day, continuous reading of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on the Voorhees Mall.

If Victorian literature is your thing, make sure to check out some of the lectures happening in Murray Hall. At 11 a.m., the department will host a lecture about Jane Eyre as it appears on film—everything from Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles in 1944 through the new release that came out in March. Do you think the filmmakers really read the book? Stop by to discuss.

Keeping with the Victorian theme, whether you loved Twilight or hated it, I think we can all agree that vampires are having their moment in the sun (ha!) right now. Speakers will be addressing the history of this trend from its roots with Dracula and other gothic tales at 1 p.m. in Murray Hall.

And don’t forget about the creative writing workshops for kids and adults, also taking place at Murray Hall, at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. — maybe one day the marathon reading will feature you!


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