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UW-Eau Claire to Host
Visiting Minority Scholar
phone (715) 836-4741
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MAILED: Feb. 26, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Raymond Fleming, distinguished professor of modern languages and humanities at Florida State University, will present a series of lectures and discussions from March 8 to 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as a visiting minority scholar.
Fleming is the coordinator of the Italian program at Florida State University and president of the American Conference on Romanticism. His academic credentials include a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame, a degree from the University of Florence in Italy and a doctorate from Harvard University.
He has published numerous academic and political articles on multicultural and feminist issues and on writers such as Thomas Mann and Dante Alighieri. He has written a book on Keats, Leopardi and Holderlin, as well as two poetry books.
Before joining the faculty at Florida State University, he was a professor of Afro-American studies, a professor of comparative literature and Italian, and director of graduate studies in comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University. He also has served as associate dean of the Graduate School and Research at Miami University.
Fleming's visit is funded by the Office of Affirmative Action as a visiting minority scholar and he is being sponsored by the departments of philosophy, English and foreign languages.
    His schedule for March 8 is:
  • A public lecture titled "Multiculturalism, Eurocentrism, and the Politics of Culture" at noon in the Ojibwa Room at Davies Center.
  • An informal conversation with the Honor Society and German Club at 7 p.m. in the Hibbard Hall Penthouse.
    His schedule for March 9 is:
  • A colloquium titled "Wordsworth, Friedrich and the Romantic Sublime" at 12:30 p.m. at a location to be announced. The colloquium will be sponsored by the departments of philosophy, English and foreign languages.
  • An informational visit with the "Religion and Literature" class with Lori Rowlett between 3 and 5:30 p.m. in room 311 of Schneider Hall.
    His schedule for March 10 is:
  • An informal talk about Thomas Mann with the "Aesthetics" class with Kay Picart between 3 and 5:30 p.m. in room 320 of Hibbard Hall.
  • A poetry reading is slated for 7 p.m. at a place to be announced. The campus creative arts organization NOTA and Sigma Tau Delta of the English department will sponsor the reading.
    His schedule for March 11 is:
  • An informal meeting on the issues of professionalism in the humanities with the Philosophy club at 6 p.m. A dinner will follow a location to be announced.
    His schedule for March 12 is:
  • An informal visit with the "Introduction to World Literature" class with Asha Sen between 1 and 1:50 p.m. in room 307 of Hibbard Hall.
For more information about Fleming's visit to UW-Eau Claire, call Caroline Picart at (715) 836-6016.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: March 1, 1999