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Events on "The Call of the Wild" in Oct. @ Paul Robeson Library, to mark The Big Read 2012

Image of Buck from the Call of the Wild. This image is in the Public Domain

As part of The Big Read events in Camden, The Paul Robeson Library invites members of the Rutgers community and the general public to two events that will look at the critically acclaimed classic book, "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London:

October 10 – "The Call of the Wild in Film." Presented by Reference Librarian, Vibiana Cvetkovic.
Come explore over 100 years of film adaptations of the Jack London classic. Cvetkovic will show highlights and lead a discussion of the various film versions of Call of the Wild from silent film to a 3D feature.

October 24 – "Survival at all Costs: Individualism and Determinism in The Call of the Wild."
Noted literary scholar and Rutgers Camden professor, Dr. Carol Singley, will examine the literary and philosophical aspects of London's tale of individualism, loyalty, and survival. Singley will provide the literary and historical context for a deeper appreciation of the novel and will lead a discussion with Big Read participants.

Both events will be held 7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Paul Robeson Library, located on 300 North Fourth Street on the Rutgers-Camden campus. Refreshments will be served.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. For more information on The Big Read, see the NEA website: www.neabigread.org

The Paul Robeson Library is a community partner with Camden's Urban Promise and the Camden County Library for The Big Read. Visit the Paul Robeson Library and pick up a free copy of 'The Call of the Wild' and participate in the Big Read events.

Posted October 5, 2012