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Lycoming College Department of Modern Language Studies to host lecture on "Les Miserables"

The Lycoming College Department of Modern Language Studies will host a lecture by Kathryn Grossman, Ph.D., professor of French at Pennsylvania State University, titled “Les Misérables in the American Cultural Landscape: the Early Years,” on Friday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Grossman’s fields of specialization include 19th-century French literature, Hugo studies and utopian studies. Her latest publication is “The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence.” She earned a bachelor’s in French from Bryn Mawr College, and both a Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. in French from Yale University.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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