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July 26th, 2022

WVU professor is August JCLS presenter

Carpenter to focus on answers to questions people have about American Indians

Dr. Cari Carpenter, Professor of English at West Virginia University, will be the next presenter in the summer Joan Crawford Lecture Series, which will take place at 6 p.m. on August 10th in the Garrett College Auditorium.

Carpenter’s presentation will discuss Ora Eddlman Reed, a mixed-blood Cherokee in turn-of-the-century Indian Territory, who authored a fascinating column answering questions of readers about American Indians. Quick wit and sharp statements epitomize the rhetoric Eddleman Reed used to educate white readers. In addition, the value and importance of the column in today’s world will be explored.

Carpenter specializes in 19th-century women’s and Native American literature of the United States, as well as ecocriticism and feminist theory.

In honor of the dynamic educator Joan R. Crawford, the Garrett College faculty created the Joan Crawford Lecture Series. Crawford, who died in 2010, served the College community for more than 30 years. After her retirement, Crawford was named Professor Emerita.

Garrett College was named a grant recipient of the American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA). Made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, grant funding is being used to sponsor the summer lecture series.

The Joan Crawford Lecture Series of presentations are offered free of charge, and the public and community members are invited to attend. All presentations from the Joan Crawford Lecture Series will be available to view online through the College's Facebook page. The lectures will be live streamed and recordings will be posted shortly after the event.

For more information, persons may contact Jenny Meslener at 301-387-3022 or