Dr. Linda Patterson Miller, Penn State Humanities Laureate for 2011-12, will present "In Search of the Lost Generation; or, Why the Humanities Matter" on Friday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. in Penn State Worthington Scranton's Cafeteria Conference Room in the Study Learning Center.
Miller is a Professor of English at Penn State Abington, where she has taught American Literature since 1984. She is a recipient of the Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004) and publishes in all areas of American studies, specializing in early twentieth-century American literature and art.
Her articles on American writers have appeared in such journals as Mosaic, Renascence, and American Transcendental Quarterly.
Her books include The Book of American Diaries and Letters from the Lost Generation: Gerald and Sara Murphy and Friends. She is currently working on another book on the American expatriate artists in France, "The Summer of '26," and her "Reading Hemingway: In Our Time" is forthcoming.
Dr. Miller has lectured nationally and internationally on modernist art as it relates to American literature and art, and she is a popular speaker and book discussion leader.
As Penn State Humanities Laureate, she is traveling throughout the state to share her perspective and insights on social, cultural, and artistic topics.
Her presentation is open to the public and there is no charge.