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September 27, 2010




The University of Maine at Fort Kent Presidential Lecture Series will present Dr. Ruth Nadelhaft, editor of “Imagine What It’s Like,” a literature and medical anthology, on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room. 

The event is free and open to the public.
During her presentation of “Imagine What It’s Like,” Dr. Nadelhaft will read short selections from different sections of the anthology. She will begin by describing the literature and medicine seminars, as well as her involvement, all of which led to the anthology.
Many years in the making, “Imagine What It’s Like” is very different from other literature and anthologies. It contains:
·         a wider range and greater number of readings than any other literature and medicine anthology
·         a great diversity of voices, from many times and places, addressing a myriad of conditions, topics and issues
·         a full scope of literary genres, from poetry and fiction to plays and memoirs
“Imagine What It’s Like” was published in 2008 as part of the Literature and Medicine Project with the Maine Humanities Council. It will be of interest to anyone who has ever been ill, attended to someone who was ill, or who had contact with the healthcare system as a patient, visitor, or working in the system.
Dr. Ruth Nadelhaft is Emeritus Professor of English and Emeritus Director of the Honors Programs, both at the University of Maine in Orono.  Dr. Nadelhaft was a professor of English and General/Liberal Studies at the University of Maine from 1980-1991. She directed the honors program there from 1991-1997.
Dr. Nadelhaft received a Master of Science and a Ph.D., both in British Literature, from the University of Wisconsin. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Queens College, City University of New York.
For further information, please call Dr. Jenny Radsma at 834-7586, or e-mail her at:
The UMFK Presidential Lecture Series was launched this year to provide a platform for intellectual discourse among campus community participants, as part of UMFK’s Strategic Plan for Excellence. The Series, which is aimed at fostering an environment of academic inquiry and excellence, brings to campus a variety of renowned scholars, speakers, authors, and poets.