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8/28/2017 - English Literature Lecture Series - Program # 1 on September 26, 2017

“Chaucer: A Mirror of his Times”
Sponsored by Stanford Warshasky Gift

In September and October the Southbury Public Library will offer lectures about the life and works of three notable English authors. The series is made possible due to a gift from Stanford Warshasky, a retired Library Director of the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury, CT. The series begins on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:00pm in the library’s Kingsley Room. The topic will be “Chaucer: A Mirror of His Times” presented by Professor Judith Sullivan.

Professor Judy Sullivan began her career as an English teacher on the secondary level in public schools; she moved to Western Connecticut State University where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses. Judy also taught and developed courses for Marist College as an Adjunct Professor. In 1995, Marist recognized Judy for her Outstanding Service to Individuals with Disabilities and also honored her as Teacher of the Year in 1994-1995. In the year 2001, Judy was awarded a fellowship to teach Shakespeare at the University of Beijing to undergraduates and to present a lecture to the Literature faculty. For over two decades, Judy worked with CT Humanities Council not only developing programs for children but also presenting programs for adults and children in Connecticut Libraries.

Upcoming lectures are: Tuesday, October 3rd “, Sensibility and Sense: How the 18th Century Meets the 19th in Jane Austen's Novels” led by Dr. Mark Schenker and on Tuesday, October 10th, “Lord Byron, A Portrait” presented by Patrica Carr. All programs start at 6:00pm.

Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Southbury Public Library. Registration is required. To register, call 203-262-0626 x130 or sign up at the Reference Desk.


Contact: Shirley Thorson
Head Librarian
Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0626 ext. 140