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Professor Ellen Mayock Leads Off Leyburn Library’s Author Talk Series on Sept. 20

The Anne and Edgar Basse Jr. Author Talk Series, presented by the Leyburn University Library at Washington and Lee University, will begin this academic year with talk by Professor Ellen Mayock on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4:30 p.m.

Mayock, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish at W&L, will discuss her newest book, “Gender Shrapnel in the Academic Workplace” (2016), in the Book Nook on the main floor of Leyburn Library.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

Mayock is the author or editor of six books, including “Toward a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces,” (ed., 2014); “Feminist Activism in Academia. Essay on Personal, Political and Professional Change,” (eds., 2010) and “The ‘Strange Girl’ in Twentieth-Century Spanish Novels Written by Women” (2005).

“The Anne and Edgar Basse Jr. Author Talk Series showcases the creative and scholarly works produced by members of the W&L community,” said Emily Cook, the instructional design specialist in Leyburn Library. “During each talk, a W&L author speaks about a recently published monographic work, fields audience questions and is available to sign copies of the discussed book.”

Talks are sponsored by the library’s Anne and Edgar Basse Jr. Endowment. This fund was created in 1988 to support the varied activities of the University’s Special Collections and Archives — including book signings.  All books published by W&L faculty are housed in the library’s Special Collections and Archives.

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