University Libraries Writers Series – Registration Open

The University Libraries is proud to sponsor a series of free lectures and conversations with Stony Brook faculty and visiting authors. Events will be held from 1-2 p.m. the Special Collections Seminar, room E-2340 (second floor), Melville Library.

Click here to RSVP and to learn more about the programs and guest speakers.


Tuesday, February 23 at 1 p.m.
Douglas Pfeiffer: “How Erasmus Invented Historical Context”
Joshua Teplitsky: “A Social Life of Jewish Books: Archiving Jewish Life in Eighteenth-Century Prague”

Tuesday, March 22 at 1 p.m.
Celia Marshik: “An Epidemic of Fancy Dress: Representations of Costume in Modernist and Popular Literature”
Ruth (Sue) Bottigheimer: “The Europeanness of the Arabian Nights

Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
Naomi Wolf: “Victorian Sexualities”

Please note:

  • Registration is strongly encouraged. Seating is limited to the first 50 registrants.
  • Events are approximately one hour (1 to 2 p.m.).
  • Free and open to the public.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the seminar room.

For more information, directions, and contact information, please visit:

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail:
Kristen Nyitray
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