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Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Fellow

President Roosevelt at his desk in his private office adjoining the cabinet room, White House, Washington, D.C. [March 17, 1904?] Prints and Photographs division. The Library of Congress.

When: Fri 12 Sep 2014, 12.30-14.00

Where: Conference Centre, Eliot Room

Price: Free, booking essential

Katherine Joslin and Tom Bailey talk about Theodore Roosevelt as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Letters and his friendships with contemporary writers in the United States and Great Britain.

Katherine Joslin is Professor of American Literature at Western Michigan University. She has published on Edith Wharton, Jane Addams and fashion history. Professor Joslin is currently an Eccles Centre Visiting Professor conducting research towards her new project, a literary biography of the 26th President of the United States, 'Theodore Roosevelt, Man of Words'.

Summer Scholars, hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies, is a series of lunchtime events where writers and scholars discuss their work and forthcoming publications in an informal setting. The talks are free and open to all. Tea and coffee are provided.

Free by reservation. Email eccles-centre@bl.uk