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PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2013 – La Roche College will host a Literary Society presentation on Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. in the Ryan Room in the Zappala College Center. Joshua David Bellin, Ph.D., will be the guest speaker.

In a presentation titled “Just the Facts: Frederick Douglass and the Discourse of the Slave Narrative,” Dr. Bellin, professor of English at La Roche College, will discuss American writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Bellin teaches American, Native American and environmental literature, as well as composition and film. He is the author of several books, including: "The Demon of the Continent," "Framing Monsters" and "Medicine Bundle."

The Literary Society was started at La Roche College in the early 1980s by Dr. Dorothy Saladiak as a venue for alumni to present papers on authors, provide a forum for scholarship and discussion on literature and other issues.

For more information, contact Sister Rita Yeasted, Ph.D., at 412-536-1216 or

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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