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Donald Pizer
Donald Pizer

UTSA presents Brackenridge lectures April 14-15

(April 12, 2005)--The UTSA Department of English, Classics and Philosophy will host two lectures by Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor Donald Pizer, Pierce Butler professor of English from Tulane University. The events are free and open to the public.

During his visit to UTSA, Pizer will speak on "Late Nineteenth-Century American Literary Naturalism: A Re-Introduction" at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in Main Building Lecture Hall (0.106) at the 1604 Campus.

Additionally, he will lecture on "The American Dream in 1925: The Great Gatsby, An American Tragedy and Manhattan Transfer" at 2 p.m., Friday, April 15, also in Main Building Lecture Hall (0.106).

Pizer received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees from UCLA. A professor at both Tulane and UCLA, he has served as a visiting lecturer at several international universities including Sussex University, University of Leiden and University of Ottawa.

He has completed several Fulbright lectureships and serves on the editorial boards for Studies in American Fiction, Nineteenth-Century Fiction, American Notes and Queries, Thalia: Studies in American Humor, and Studies in American Realism.

Pizer has written a number of books including "The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: Howells to London," "New Essays on Sister Carrie" and "Essays in American Literature in Memory of Richard P. Adams."

For more information, contact the Department of English, Classics and Philosophy at (210) 458-4374.

The Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professorship is made possible by a generous endowment gift from the George W. Brackenridge Foundation.

--Bronwyn Wingo

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