News Release| Kubal Lecture; Cal State L.A.


An editor’s insight into
literary study
in the 21st century

2010 Kubal Lecture at Cal State L.A.
Thursday. Jan. 28

Angeles, CA –

Has the
study of literary art evolved along with the latest developments in
information and communication technology? On Thursday, Jan. 28,
distinguished editor Susan Green will present
A Publisher’s Quandary: Literary Study in
the Age of Information.

director of the Huntington Library Press and editor of the Huntington
Library Quarterly
, will present this year’s David L. Kubal
Memorial Lecture at Cal State L.A
. The lecture, to begin 6:30 p.m.
in Cal State L.A.’s Golden Eagle Ballroom, is free to the public.

According to Green, “Many of those writing about literary subjects have
recently felt that they have lost their audience… Literary scholarship,
meanwhile, has often reacted in a way that seeks to bring the security
of fact and information to a discipline that can seem all too
preoccupied with interpretation, defenseless in institutional and
pedagogical environments that require documentable benefits. …Printing
history is a burgeoning field, and literary scholars have embraced
historical investigations of many varieties. How have these pursuits
shaped the questions we ask in the study of literary art?”

grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended UCLA and UC Santa Cruz.
She pursued graduate study in literature at the State University of New
York, Buffalo, and at the University of Washington.

began her editorial training at the William Andrews Clark Memorial
Library of UCLA. Since 1993, she has been editor of the Huntington
Library Quarterly
, an interdisciplinary journal of early modern
studies, and of book projects derived from it, including John Dryden:
A Tercentenary Miscellany
(2002) and Studies in the Cultural
History of Letter Writing

2007, she has also been director of the Huntington Library Press, which
publishes books on Anglo-American literature, history and culture,
including Western American History, as well as exhibit catalogues on
subjects ranging from the Gold Rush to ancient Chinese art.

Honoring the late David L. Kubal, a member of the Cal State L.A. English
Department faculty from 1968 to 1981, the lecture series brings
distinguished writers, scholars and critics to the CSULA campus. Past
lecturers included Renaissance scholar Arthur F. Kinney, cognitive
scientist and linguist Mark Turner, literary theorist J. Hillis Miller,
culture critic Geoffrey Hartman, and literary editor Adolf Wood. For
more about the David L. Kubal Memorial Lecture Series at Cal State L.A.,
go to



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28th Annual David L. Kubal Memorial Lecture Series at Cal State L.A.
will present A Publisher’s Quandary:
Literary Study in the Age of information
by Huntington
Library Press Director Susan Green.


Thursday, January 28, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

reception will follow immediately after the lecture.)


Eagle Ballroom, on the Cal State L.A. campus. The University is located
at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Freeway, at the
interchange of 10 and 710 Freeways. Public permit dispenser parking is
available in Lot 7 or upper level Parking Structure C.


Free to
the public.

For more information, call the CSULA English Department at (323)




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