American Studies film series: Lincoln 9/18 @7pm

Lincoln_2012_Teaser_Poster“American Identity: Visions and Revisions,” a film series sponsored by the American Studies Program, opens on Wednesday, September 18, with the first of four diverse films. The series is free and open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at 7 p.m. Each film will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

The series begins on Wednesday, September 18, with “Lincoln” (2012). Directed by Steven Spielberg, this epic historical drama features Daniel Day-Lewis in an Oscar-winning performance as one of the most complex U.S. presidents, opposite Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Elizabeth Petrino, Ph.D., associate professor of English, will present.

The American Studies program will host a brief information session and reception for current students and faculty and anyone who might be interested in the graduate or undergraduate program at 6:30 p.m. prior to the screening. Those interested should RSVP to

For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at