Famous Writers at the Falls: A Book Talk by Dr. Jamie Carr

  • September 23, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

    7 Varsity Drive
    Niagara University, New York 14109
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To celebrate the current exhibition Northward: Views of the Niagara River, the Castellani Museum is delighted to host Dr. Jamie Carr for a lecture on her new book, Niagaras of Ink. This talk shares anecdotes of famous writers’ experiences―previously untold tales, unique takes on well-known visits, and materials just too good to exclude―with an anthology of some of the most engaging writing on the Falls. The reception will feature light refreshments and a cash bar. Attendees must pre-register. This event is the second annual Lynch Lecture, part of Niagara University's Vincentian Heritage Week. 

Event Schedule

1:00 p.m. - Tour with Mary Helen Miskuly, CAM Curator & Registrar

2:00 p.m. - Lecture with Dr. Jamie Carr, Niagara University

3:00 p.m. - Reception

About the Speaker

Dr. Jamie Carr is Professor and Chair of the English department at Niagara University. Her literary interests span the history of book banning, the life and writing of Christopher Isherwood in 1930s Berlin, postcolonial literatures, and women writers. Since arriving at Niagara in 2007, her work has been shaped by the local landscape. In 2020, she published Niagaras of Ink: Famous Writers at the Falls, an anthology of travel essays by 19th- and early 20th-century British and American authors who visited the Falls, framed by Dr. Carr's retelling of noteworthy anecdotes and her analysis of the social milieu that shaped their experiences while there. Her book aims to preserve and promote the literary heritage of the region.


Date & Time

Sat, Sep 23, 2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

7 Varsity Drive
Niagara University, New York 14109 Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

The Castellani Art Museum (CAM) at the center of the Niagara University campus is dedicated to the enjoyment and educational potential of artistic creativity. As a major resource for the visual arts in Niagara County, the CAM's permanent collection includes over 5,000 pieces of mainly modern and contemporary art, and hosts a unique Folk Arts Program supporting traditional artists and community-based cultural traditions in the Buffalo-Niagara region. 

In keeping with Niagara University's Vincentian mission, the museum recognizes and serves the diverse racial, ethnic, and religious communities of the Niagara region through the organization and presentation of exhibitions which honor and explore their artistic traditions and contemporary output. In addition to presenting diverse artistic expressions, the museum works in partnerships to explore and redefine the relationship between the museum and its constituencies.

As a university museum, the Castellani Art Museum serves the educational needs of the community,  by working with Niagara University faculty on integrative learning projects for college students and providing art education programs for area schools and cultural organizations. The museum staff works with educators to develop art-based learning programs that help to promote critical thinking.

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