Harriet Beecher Stowe subject of Jan. 19 Discover Auburn lecture

AUBURN – Auburn Professor Emeritus of English Bert Hitchcock will give the first lecture in the spring Discover Auburn Lecture Series, Thursday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. A reception will follow.

Hitchcock’s lecture, “Harriet Beecher Stowe: Devil or Angel,” is another in the ongoing series of Discover Auburn presentations marking the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. He will examine the author and her place in the Civil War as viewed by the opposing sides. Stowe’s novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is often cited as an instigator of the war and became a lens through which both of the warring sides viewed the other.

Feb. 16, Aaron Trehub will speak about “Building a Civil War Virtual Library: The ASERL Digitization Project.” March 22, Linda Thornton will present “The Civil War in Letters: Selections from Auburn University’s Original Manuscripts.”

For more information, contact Dwayne Cox, head of Special Collections and Archives, at (334) 844-1707 or coxdway@auburn.edu. Previous lectures in the series are available in Auburn University’s Digital Library: http://diglib.auburn.edu/.

The Discover Auburn Lecture Series is sponsored by Auburn University Libraries, Auburn University Bookstore and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.

(Written by Jayson Hill.)

Contact: Jayson Hill, Auburn Libraries, (334) 844-7439 (wjh0008@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)