Dr. Thomas Pribek, English Department faculty member, will continue the 2011-2012 William J. and Yvonne Hyde English Department Colloquium Series with a presentation entitled "Journalism of the 19th Century: A Survey of Major Novelists and Poets." Some form of journalism was the original--even continuous--work of nearly every popular American writer, from Benjamin Franklin all the way to the 1930s, when the "new media" of the day contributed to creating the image we have (and teach) today of the journalist as fact-based, objective, even impersonal. The presentation will talk about how a narrative-based reporting was typically part of any prose writer's career, and often poets too: journalism was part of the literary mainstream, not a separate genre or rival point of view. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9th, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295. For more information, visit http://rhetor.blogs.com/english.