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Texas Tech Libraries Begin Book Reading Series Feb. 8

Amanda Castro-Crist

February 1, 2016

The three-part series will include discussions led by Texas Tech scholars on topics related to the 19th-Century classic, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Join the discussion with Texas Tech University faculty members as they tackle Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in a book reading series hosted by Texas Tech University Libraries and the Humanities Center at Texas Tech.

The opening of the "Recovering the Classics" pop-up gallery will kick off the series at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 in Library Room 309. The gallery will include national and local exhibits that re-imagine the cover art of classic novels.

Each of the two-hour discussions will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature presentations by scholars on various topics related to the book. Dorothy Chansky, director of the Humanities Center and an associate professor in the School of Theatre & Dance, and Andrew Martin, interim dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts, will introduce the novel at the art exhibit.

On Feb. 15, Kelly Cukrowicz, an associate professor of psychology, and Robert R. Paine, director of the forensics sciences graduate and minor programs and an anthropology professor, will discuss the mental health of the character and the forensics of solving a murder investigation. The discussion on Feb. 22 will be led by English professor Marjean Purinton, who will present literary criticisms of the novel.

"We try to make it an interdisciplinary approach for whichever book we're doing," personal librarian Cynthia Henry said.

Refreshments will be provided and the events are open to the general public. Those within the Texas Tech community can download the novel in e-book format for free with their eRaider sign-in here. There are a limited number of print copies available for loan from the library.

To reserve a spot, email cynthia.henry@ttu.edu at the University Libraries or call (806) 834-0898.

For more information about the readings, visit the library website.