Christmas book edited by Louisiana Tech faculty members

Aug 5, 2010 | General News, Liberal Arts

Faculty members from Louisiana Tech’s College of Liberal Arts joined together to edit a Christmas-related book.
“Christmas Stories from Ohio,” edited by Dr. Dorothy Robbins, an associate professor of English, and with Dr. Kenneth Robbins, director of the School of Performing Arts, documents the Christmas heritage in fiction and memoir and celebrates the many moods of yuletide in the Buckeye State.
With selections from some of Ohio’s most highly regarded classic and contemporary authors, including Kay Boyle, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nikki Giovananni, Langston Hughes and James Thurber, these tales span the generations, offering readers a geographical, historical, and cultural perspectives on winter holiday traditions. The selections explore time-honored themes of Christmas: family, compassion, wonder and the human desire for connections and reconnections.
The book is published by Kent State University Press.