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Symposium 25 February 2020

The February 25, 2020 symposium celebrates the release of the digital archive exhibit. The event will be hosted in the Hammond Main Lounge of Fitchburg State University from 12:30 to 3:00 pm.

Symposium Program

12:00 EST / 11:00CST - Welcome from the Cormier family

12:10 EST / 11:10 CST - "Stepping into the Digital Waters: Welcome and Wayfinding"

12:30 EST / 11:30 CST - “Negotiating Gendered Themes in Robert Cormier’s John Fitch Newspaper Columns”

1:00 EST / 12:00 CST - "Twisted Intimacy: Content-Area Experts Uncover Cormier's Darker Themes"

Deborah Stone, Kori Ryan, and Lynne Kellner discuss the topics of pedophilia, perpetrators' perspectives, and 

1:30 EST / 12:30 CST - "Exploring the Physical and Digital Archives with The Chocolate War"

2:00 EST / 1:00 CST - F"Archives in teh Classrom: Using Primary Source Artifacts with Students nad Teachers

2:30 EST / 1:30 CST Keynote address and Q&A with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author-illustrator of YA graphic novel, Hey, Kiddo.

Further details on the symposium program are forthcoming.

Remote Attendance at the Symposium:

The Robert R. Muntz Library at The University of Texas at Tyler will be hosting a real-time virtual viewing of the symposium. Remote attendance is free but only a limited number of seats are available and prefer will be given to classrooms or groups. Seats can be reserved by contacting Prof. Anna Consalvo at aconsalvo@uttyler.edu.