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Lost In Shangri-La, Chaucer, Hitler and Translations Topics of Free Lectures in February

Framingham Library and Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at Framingham State team up for free lecture series.

The and the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at   announce its free Winter/Spring lecture series.

Ten, free no pre-registration required, events will take place during February, March and April. Below are the Feb. events.

Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m.: The Miller and the Wife of Bath: Two of Chaucer's Pilgrims Tell Their Tales. Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State. This session covers the prologue and tales of two pilgrims from The Canterbury Tales. Please read the tales and bring them to the session in room 415 of the McCarthy College Center, Framingham State campus.

Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m.:  Getting Lost in Shangri-La: The True Story Behind a True Story of World War 2. Mitchell Zuckoff, Boston University journalism professor and author of Lost in Shangri-La will talk about his best selling work of non-fiction. How he found the story and how he traveled to the jungles of New Guinea to tell it. The book will be available for sale and signing at the .

Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the main library: Adolf Hitler in Power: A Re-Examination of the Third Reich Part 1. Dr. John Heineman, Professor Emeritus, Boston College. This session will examine the early years of the Third Reich and analyze the personal role and responsibility of Adolf Hitler.

Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.: Language, Theater and National Identity: Brian Friel's "Translations" Dr. Kelly Matthews, assistant professor of English, Framingham State. Written by Northern Ireland's leading contemporary playwright, the play speaks volumes about language, imperialism and divisions in Northern Ireland. Participants are encouraged to read the play. Room 415 in the McCarthy College Center on the University campus.


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