‘Living a life with books’ by Prof Molly Brown

Posted on August 25, 2015

In celebration of National Book Week, the Department of Library Services invites you to a personal reflection on a life with books by Prof Molly Brown.

South Africa commemorates National Book Week in September. It is an initiative of the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. National Book Week is an important initiative in encouraging the nation to value reading as a fun and pleasurable activity and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s daily life.


Date: Friday 4 September 2015

Time: 09:30–10:15

Venue: Auditorium, Merensky 2 Library (Level 3), Hatfield Campus

RSVP for refreshment purposes: [email protected] or telephone 420 4291 by 3 September 2015.


More about our speaker: Prof Molly Brown is the Head of Department of English at UP. Her interests are varied but tend to cluster around lyric poetry, eighteenth-century literature and all forms of the romance, from Spenser and Malory to Tolkien, Le Guin and JK Rowling. Students who secretly commit poetry or lurk around the science fiction shelves of their local bookshop are welcome! Her DLitt was entitled ‘Memes, magic and the making of meaning in re-visioning fantasy for young adults’ and can be accessed at: http://www.up.ac.za/en/english/article/39062/staff


- Author Elsabe Olivier

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