A Dickens of a Christmas: ESU hosts Dr. Elliot Engel
Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 31, 2019
6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 • RSVP by Nov. 18
Dr. Elliot Engel will speak at the ESU dinner program at the Country Club of Salisbury.
He 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, leaving his audiences virtually spellbound, yet charmed by periods of laughter and flashes of insight. Using anecdotes, analysis, and larger doses of humor, he gives new insights into the backgrounds, accomplishments, and lives of the great masters of English and American literature. His mini-lecture series on his favorite literary hero, Charles Dickens, appeared on PBS stations nationwide.
However, as great as his literary reputation remains today, Charles Dickens suffers from such an incomplete portrait in the minds of his readers. Professor Engel rescues him by enthusiastically tracing his astonishing life and writing career.
Using biography, analysis, and humor, Dr. Engel reveals an author far more fascinating than the immortal characters he created in his novels.
As a professor, Engel has taught courses at Duke University, NC State and UNC.
Annual membership $50/single $90/couple (one-time waiver for new attendees) • Dinner $32/pp at the Country Club of Salisbury • Time: 6:30 cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. presentation. Learn more at https://www.esuus.org/salisbury or 704-216-2660.
The Salisbury Branch of The English-Speaking Union is a non-profit, non-political membership organization whose mission is to promote scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community.