FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2003
THE POPULAR FICTION OF ISABELLA VALANCY CRAWFORD: EXPLORING THE RESEARCH OF PROF. MICHAEL PETERMAN
Trent University Professor Michael Peterman will discuss his recent research about the popular fiction of Isabella Valancy Crawford this Thursday, April 10, at a talk hosted by the Friends of the Bata Library.
Prof. Peterman is chair of the Friends of the Bata Library, and principal of Catharine Parr Traill College at Trent University. He is also a member of the English Department, and has recently been working with a colleague at York University, Len Early, in researching a serialized novel written by Crawford in the late 1800s.
Isabella Valancy Crawford is a significant Canadian poet and author. She lived in Lakefield for part of her life, before moving to Toronto and continuing to write there. Her serialized novel, Winona: or The Foster Sisters, is linked to a lawsuit which resulted in the discovery of a missing link in the literary and publishing history of Canada.
Prof. Peterman’s talk will begin at 8 p.m. in the Bata Library Film Theatre.
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For further information, please contact:
Michael Peterman, Trent University, (705) 748-1011, ext. 1737