From: Jessica Lacher-Feldman <jlfeldma@...
To: SALA Listserv <sala-l@...
Sent: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 10:04:11 -0600
Subject: Reading/signing/reception at Hoole Library Thursday 11/10: The
Please join us on Thursday, November 10th from 7-9 pm at the W.S. Hoole
Special Collections Library for a reading, reception, and book signing
by John Howard.
Howard will read from his new edition of The Same Language, by Ben
Duncan (First American edition - UA Press, 2005). The Same Language was
originally published in the UK in 1962, and has been republished by UA
Press with major additions by the author, and edited and with an
Afterword by John Howard.
Press Release: http://uanews.ua.edu/anews2005/nov05/reading110205.htm
PDF of flier: http://www.lib.ua.edu/images/howardflierflat.pdf
The event is co-sponsored by University Libraries, American Studies,
Women's Studies and New College, and is part of the Rose Gladney Lecture
on Justice and Social Change.
"Ben Duncan's The Same Language is a delightfully absorbing tale. I read
it with real pleasure and was also intrigued at the way he
simultaneously preserved the integrity of his original memoir even as he
updated it. Editor John Howard's superb afterword is a model of how to
gracefully provide needed historical context."
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-- Martin Duberman, author of Paul Robeson.
John Howard is an alumnus of the University of Alabama, holding an M.A.
in American Studies, and a graduate of the Institute of Liberal Studies
at Emory University. Howard currently teaches in the Department of
American Studies at King's College, University of London. He is the
author of the widely acclaimed study Men Like That: A Southern Queer
History and editor of Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South and two
volumes of postwar gay literature.
Ben Duncan is a writer and broadcaster based in England, who has
authored the novel Little Friends and numerous articles. In the first
publication of The Same Language in 1962 he chronicled his life from a
Depression-era orphan in Alabama to becoming an Oxford educated writer
and commentator in England. He revealed much, but was forced by the
legal climate to mask his gay identity. Now, The Same Language, retells
Duncan's story, weaving new material through the original text. It
bridges from past to present, and addresses issues of alienation and the
search for home from Alabama to London. In addition to his editing,
Howard has added an insightful afterword contextualizing Duncan's story
in both its forms.
Public & Outreach Services Coordinator/Asst. Prof.
The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0266 USA
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