The 14th Annual Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Series presents "Still Trampling Out the Vintage: The Grapes of Wrath at 75," a keynote address delivered by Robert DeMott, Ohio University distinguished professor emeritus of American literature and author of “Working Days: The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath,” among other books on Steinbeck’s works. This year's Birss Memorial Lecture Series celebrates the 75th anniversary of "The Grapes of Wrath." This event is sponsored by the Professor John Howard Birss, Jr. Memorial Lecture Fund.
As part of the annual lecture series, a special exhibition on John Steinbeck and "The Grapes of Wrath" shows in the University Library from February 1 to March 9. The exhibit was prepared by Christine Fagan, RWU collection development & acquisitions librarian.
All events are free and open to the public. The RWU Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences presents this annual lecture series.