Thursday, April 16, 2009

EVENT: Peyton Place lecture

WHAT: The Novel Truth: Peyton Place and the Undocumented Past
WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
WHERE: University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus (at the corner of Forest Ave & Bedford St)
FMI: (207)780-4485

Join American and New England Studies Professor Ardis Cameron when she delivers the 8th Trustee Professor lecture, "The Novel Truth: Peyton Place and the Undocumented Past," on Thursday, April 30, 4:30-6:00 p.m., University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland Campus, University of Southern Maine.

All are welcome. There is no need to RSVP. Light refreshments will be available. If you need accommodations in order to participate, please call (207)780-4485 by April 17. This event is sponsored by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and the Office of the Provost.

To read previous Strange Maine musings on Peyton Place's connection to Camden, Maine, (where it was filmed in 1957), please click here.

Ardis Cameron's research “explores ‘Peyton Place’ as a major social and cultural artifact of America in the last half of the twentieth century.” [Source] She has been sifting through the book and its history since the 1990s, and is compiling her findings in Tales of "Peyton Place": The Biography of a Big Book, a volume which will build on Cameron’s longstanding fascination with the novel and its author, New Hampshire’s Grace Metalious.

2 comments:

Corey Templeton said...

Congrats with the Phoenix best-of win!

Michelle said...

Thanks Corey!!! :) *glee*