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Peter Coviello to Open Spring 2004 Common Hour Series

Story posted January 26, 2004

Bowdoin students, faculty and staff are invited to the first Common Hour of the Spring 2004 semester Friday, January 30th, at 12:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

Peter Coviello, an assistant professor in Bowdoin's English Department, will present the Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture titled "'Canker'd, Crude, Superstitious and Rotten': Whitman's American and Our Own."

Coviello earned his B.A. in English from Northwestern University and went on to Cornell University where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in English.

He has been at Bowdoin since 1998, and has taught courses in nineteenth- and twentieth- century American literature, Africana Studies and Women's Studies. He is also the chair of the program in Gay and Lesbian Studies.

He is the author of Intimacy in America: Dreams of Affiliation in Antebellum Literature, forthcoming from University of Minnesota Press, and the editor of a new edition of Walt Whitman's Civil War memoir Memoranda During the War.

The Karofsky Family Fund was established by Paul I. '66, his son David M. '93, and his brother Peter '62 in memory of their father and David's grandfather, Sydney B. Karofsky. Each semester the Karofsky Faculty Encore Lecture features a Bowdoin faculty member chosen by members of the senior class, honoring him or her as a teacher and role model.

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