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Dr. Lee Morgan to Deliver Annual Constitution Day Lecture

September 04, 2014

Lee Morgan has been selected by the LSUS American Studies program to deliver its 27th annual Constitution Day lecture on Wednesday, September 17 at 9: 00 a.m. in the Caddo-Bossier Room, on the second floor of the University Center, LSUS.  His topic is “Constitutional Issues in the Works of Herman Melville.”


Dr. William D. Pederson, the American Studies Endowed Chair and Professor of Political Science, stated that this is the first time that the lecture will be delivered by a professor of English, yet the Selection Committee thought it was most appropriate, “since Herman Melville wrote two classic works on the judicial process (“Billy Budd”) and slavery (“Benito Cereno”), and Dr. Morgan knows American and British literature so well.”

Dr. Morgan is Emeritus Professor of English at Centenary College, where for 44 years he taught British and American literature.  He has published several books and numerous scholarly articles in his field.  He has been a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including the University of Kansas, Aarhus University (Demark), and St. John’s College of Oxford University.

The Constitution Day lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Science, Student Activities Board, and the American Studies Program.  It is free and open to the public.  For further information, telephone (318-797-5138) or email    

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