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Author Talk: Dr. Dean de la Motte

Author Talk: Dr. Dean de la Motte

"Oblivion: The lost diaries of Branwell Bronte"

Join Dr. Dean de la Motte as he shares his research on the diaries of Branwell Bronte, the focus of his new book Oblivion: The lost diaries of Branwell Bronte. A reconstruction of the life of the famous literary sisters’ often-misunderstood brother, Oblivion traces Branwell Brontë’s meandering journey across the north of England, and his encounters with poets, sculptors, booksellers, prostitutes, publicans, railway workers, farmers, manufacturers and clergymen.

Through his experiences we contemplate the ineffable but fleeting ecstasy of sex, the existence of God, the effects of drugs and alcohol and the nature of addiction itself, the desire for fame, and the bitter resentment of poets and intellectuals who feel unappreciated by an increasingly materialistic, mechanized society in a century rapidly transitioning to modernity.

A California native, Dean de la Motte has degrees in comparative literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; he studied French and German at the Université de Poitiers (France) and the Deutsche Schule of Middlebury College (Vermont), respectively. The co-editor of Making the News: Modernity and the Mass Press in Nineteenth-Century France and Approaches to Teaching Stendhal’s The Red and the Black, he has published a wide range of articles on nineteenth-century French literature and culture and numerous essays on the teaching of literature.

From 2000 to 2014 he worked as a chief academic officer, including eight years as the provost of Salve Regina University. He now teaches courses in French and English, including an annual seminar entitled Scribblemania: The Brontës and the Passion of Writing. In the fall of 2021, he was a visiting scholar in Lyon, France. Oblivion is his first novel.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
4:00pm - 5:30pm
McKillop Library - East Wing
  Library Lecture > Guest Speaker  
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Displays in the Library

1st Floor

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Find a memoir to take you through the rest of the semester. Each carefully selected title comes with its own review to help you find your next read.  

Display by: Dawn Emsellem-Wichowski, Director of Library Services

3rd Floor 

From the University Archives 

Celebrating 75 Years: What Salve Wore

From Salve Regina’s founding, its students have presented themselves as part of its community by what they wore. Tradition governed many of these garments in the early days, but even as the college evolved into a university, students have found ways to display their school pride. This display shows some of the garments that have helped create the Salve Regina identity over the past 75 years.

Display curator:  Genna Duplisea, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian  

1st Floor

Victorian Horror

The Victorian era spawned "sensation fiction" and built on the Gothic genre established in the late 18th-century. Many classic monsters and horror stories originated in this period, and it has continued to inspire writers exploring fear through ghosts, science, and the body.

Display by: Genna Duplisea, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian  


2nd floor, Curriculum Resource Center

Hispanic Heritage Month

Explore dual-language books from the Curriculum Resource collection celebrating Hispanic heritage.

Display by: Regina Connolly, Education & Instruction Librarian