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Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker
Lightly Clad and Out of Stays:
The Summer Novel in the 19th Century

April, 16, 2008
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Library Special Collections Room


Lightly Clad and Out of Stays Flirtation Camp; or, the rifle, rod, and gun in California; a sporting romanceDonna Harrington-Lueker, Associate Professor, Department of English will highlight some of her research findings on summer reading as a publishing concept and a social phenomenon in the late 19th Century. Dr. Harrington-Lueker presented a paper last January at Oxford University on the subject and was granted a sabbatical for fall 2007 to develop her research into a book. Her research has ranged from the marketing of summer reading by the publisher Charles Scribner to an analysis of the fiction written for idle summer days. Often the titles are amusing in themselves.

Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker Donna Harrington-Lueker, Ph.D.
B.A., Merrimack College
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana