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Social historian to speak on literacy history

Harvey Graff, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Literary Studies and professor of English at Ohio State University, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the Bachelor Hall reading room as part of the Composition/Rhetoric Forum.

A comparative social historian, Graff is internationally known for his research and teaching in the history of literacy and will speak on “Lessons from the History of Literacy: Reading Signs of the Times.”

He is the author of The Literacy Myth: Literacy and Social Structure in the Nineteenth-Century City (1979); The Legacies of Literacy: Continuities and Contradictions in Western Society and Culture (1987); The Labyrinths of Literacy: Reflections on Literacy Past and Present (1987); and Conflicting Paths: Growing Up in America (1995).

Recent publications include the chapter on history for The Social Worlds of Higher Education: Handbook for Teaching in a New Century. He is completing work on a new book, City at the Crossroads: Dallas, the Book.

Date Published: 04/27/2006
Volume: 25   Number: 34

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