Our Slippery Mother Tongue: A Light History of the English Language

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 6, 2018

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20
Professor Elliot Engel is considered the most insightful, personable, and entertaining academic keynote speaker to come out of academia in the last 50 years. His witty, engaging speaking style imparts hard, factual information using anecdotes, analysis, and large doses of humor. He gives new insights into the backgrounds, accomplishments, and lives of the great masters of English and American literature.
Published in both Great Britain and the US, Engel is the author of seven books including “A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain: Literary Lives from Shakespeare’s Old England to Frost’s New England.” His articles have appeared in magazines such as Newsweek. As one of the most sought after and beloved speakers on literature, his mini-lecture series on his favorite literary hero, Charles Dickens, appeared on PBS stations nationwide.
As a professor, Engel has taught courses at Duke University, NC State University, and University of North Carolina.
Presented by the English Speaking Union Salisbury Chapter, which meets third Thursdays at the Country Club of Salisbury.

Reservations for the dinner program are $32. You do not have to be a member to attend.
RSVP to Gerry at 704-216-2660 or gwood@gerrywoodauto.com

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