Thursday, March 13, 2008

USC Professor Explores Colonial New England's 'Face of the Land' at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — Dr. Karen Haltunnen, Professor of History at the University of Southern California, will present "The Face of the Land: Natural Histories of Colonial New England, 1790-1876" at Washington College's Casey Academic Center Forum on Tuesday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m.

"The Face of the Land," this year's Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture, is being presented by the Washington College Department of History and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.

Dr. Halttunen is an authority on U.S. cultural and intellectual history. She is the author ofConfidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-Class Culture in America, 1830-1870(1982) and Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination (1998). Her current work, which thematically relates to her upcoming lecture at Washington College, is on landscape and antiquity in 19th century New England.

The Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1989 to honor the memory of the late history professor who had taught at Washington College for 30 years. The intent of the endowed lecture series is to bring a distinguished historian to campus each year to lecture and to spend time with students in emulation of Dr. Goodfellow's vibrant teaching style.

Admission to "The Face of the Land: Natural Histories of Colonial New England, 1790-1876" is free and open to the public.

March 12, 2008

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