Crusoe in Context

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   A Missouri Southern Department is celebrating a classic English novel this week.

   The English Department is celebrating “Robinson Crusoe Week”.
   This year is the 300th anniversary of the Daniel Defoe book “The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” which tells the story of a man stranded for years on a deserted island.
   Tonight students and staff participated in panel discussion with various faculty memebers talking about the facts within the novel including the economics, plant life, and geography mentioned in the book
  “i’m very excited that people have decided to brave the cold and come out. I think it speaks to…The intrest people will have in what their professors have to say.We’ll have people from across campus joining us and the community.  We’ve had a lot of community support and intrest as well.” Says Assistant English Professor  Dr. Amy Gates

  “Robinson Crusoe Week will continue with events across campus like a coconut hunt, films, and pottery making, all the way through friday night.

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