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03/12/2013

Panel Diagnoses American Obsessions with British Culture

Quick Facts

 The Spring Winthrop University Community Luncheon will explore the “why” behind our obsessions with British Culture from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in the Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall.
 The event will feature an English-style lunch and a panel discussion of experts from across the University.

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ROCK HILL, S.C. - Americans frolic in the Anglosphere with the likes of William Shakespeare, Harry Potter, the residents of Downton Abbey, the Rolling Stones, James Bond and the Queen…we just can’t seem to get enough of all things British.

The Spring Winthrop University Community Luncheon will explore the “why” behind our obsessions with British Culture from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in the Tuttle Dining Room, McBryde Hall. The event is sponsored by the Division of Academic Affairs.

The event will feature an English-style lunch and a panel discussion of experts from across the University. Panelists will include Jo Koster, English professor and BBC aficionado; Russell Luke, theatre instructor and director of the forthcoming Oscar Wilde play, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, and JT Timmons, assistant director of residence life and an expert on rock’n’roll. David Wohl, dean of Visual and Performing Arts, and a Shakespearean actor, will moderate the discussion.

“We promise an entertaining discussion with people who will share their expertise and deep appreciation for all things British,” Wohl said.

The event is open to the public. The cost of the event is $15. Registration forms may be obtained by calling 803/323-2220 or by e-mailing: academicaffairs@Winthrop.edu.

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