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Video: UAlbany's Faculty Authors Share their Perspectives on Poetry, Language and Mystery

University at Albany faculty members' scholarly interests cover a broad array of subjects and themes. Their books will be on display on Saturday, Oct. 15, as part of 'Fallbany,' UAlbany's annual fall festival.

Among the authors:

  • Associate Professor of History Barry Trachtenberg examines the impact of the 1905 Russian Revolution on the formation of Yiddish scholarship in his work, The Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903-1917;
  • Professor of Africana Studies and Adjunct Professor of English Leonard A. Slade, Jr. captures the essence of culture, human interaction, life and death in his book of poetry, The Season;
  • and School of Criminal Justice Professor Frankie Y. Bailey continues the story of heroine, the eminent crime historian Lizzie Stuart in an engaging mystery about secrets and deceit, Forty Acres and a Soggy Grave.

Fallbany will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the back lawn of the science library on the University's main campus. Events include a faculty and alumni book fair with selections for all ages, live student performances, science demonstrations, a farmer's market featuring cooking demonstrations using locally-produced food, sheepherding, and kids' activities.

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