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Dr. McKay Jenkins to Speak at the UDLA Annual Faculty Lecture



    The University of Delaware Library Associates announces the 2007 Annual Faculty Lecture entitled “God and Murder in the Arctic Barren Lands” by Dr. McKay Jenkins, Cornelius A. Tilghman Professor in the English Department at the University of Delaware.  The Lecture will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. in the Reserve Room of the Morris Library of the University of Delaware.  A reception will follow also in the Reserve Room after Dr. Jenkins’ illustrated presentation.  Interested individuals may request a printed invitation by calling the Office of the Director at 302-831-2231 or by sending an email to

    The talk will be about Dr. Jenkins’ recent book BloodyFalls of the Coppermine:  Madness, Murder, and the Collison of Cultures in the Arctic, the true story of two French Catholic priests who were murdered while trying to convert Eskimos, and the astonishing investigation and trials that followed.

    Dr. Jenkins is a journalist and scholar of American literature, specializing in environmental studies, nonfiction writing, and the history and literature of race relations.  He was awarded a B.A. in English from Amherst College, a Masters in journalism from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University.  He teaches classes at the University of Delaware in both journalism and twentieth-century American literature.

    Dr. Jenkins’ books will be available for purchase at the University of Delaware Bookstore before the event and at the event and the author has expressed his willingness to sign copies.

    The Annual Faculty Lecture and Reception are open to the public.            


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