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26 October 2006

English Dept. Lecture Series
Features Fulbright Scholar from Morocco

The English Department Lecture Series proudly announces its next event, a lecture by Said Mentak, a visiting Fulbright Scholar from Morocco.

“Postmodernist American Fiction: A Reading of Kurt Vonnegut” is the title of the presentation by Dr. Mentak. It will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1103A of Houston Cole Library on the campus of Jacksonville State University.

Dr. Mentak has been selected by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) as a Fulbright Visiting Specialist and, as such, he is visiting JSU for three weeks. The CIES program of which Dr. Mentak is a part is called “Access to the Muslim World.”

Dr. Mentak is a professor of English at University Mohamed I in Oujda, Morocco, where he has been on faculty since 1988. He has participated in numerous cross-cultural conferences and seminars in the past few years and published a number of articles on cultural dialogue and the effect of culture on literature. Mentak is particularly interested in “Islam and the West” and “Defining Dialogue in Western Islamic Cultures.”

This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Teresa Reed at 782-5456 or for further information.

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