Layout Grid (for development purposes)

LSUA HEADLINES

COFFEE CALL ABOUT OLD STORIES BREAKING NEW GROUND

Released: 04/06/1999

<p> Old Stories Breaking New Ground" is the title of a new Coffee Call being offered Thursday, April 15 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. Coffee Calls are opportunities for the community to meet with faculty members for coffee and conversation in their field of study. This session is brought to you as a public service at no charge and is sponsored by the Bank of Lecompte. Pre-registration is required. </p><p> During the session, Dr. Bernard Gallagher, professor of English, will compare several of the novels of James Lee Burke to the novels of Dashell Hammett, Robert Parker, and John D. McDonald. "Burke, who is a native of Louisiana, is redefining the genre of detective fiction," said Gallagher. </p><p> His comparison will show how Burke draws on the traditions of the Southern Gothic as he expands the boundaries of "detective" fiction, especially in the areas concerning class, race and the supernatural. </p><p> For more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education andTechnology at 473-6445 or 473-6495. </p>