"Professor Elliot Engel is quite possibly the most insightful, personable, and entertaining academic lecturer to come out of academia in the last fifty years. His witty, engaging, speaking style imparts hard, factual information, while leaving his audiences virtually spellbound punctuated by periods of laughter and flashes of insight. Every fan of literature should have these wonderful lectures as the core of their collection" (Wisconsin Bookwatch). "Good storytellers are rare these days; Paul Harvey, Charles Kuralt, and Andy Rooney are just a few that come to mind. Add to this illustrious list Elliot Engel, a most remarkable professor... These stories deserve to be told with the respect and detail that Dr. Engel provides" (Video Librarian). Originally from Indianapolis, Dr. Engle now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he has taught courses at NC State University, University of North Carolina, and Duke University. Dr. Engel earned is M.A. and Ph.D. as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at UCLA. While at UCLA he won the university's Outstanding Teacher Award. In addition, for his scholarship and teaching, he has received North Carolina's Adult Education Award, North Carolina State's Distinguished Outreach Professorship, and the Victorian Society Award of Merit. With 260 lectures a year covering over 50 literary topics, Dr. Engel speaks to a wide variety of audiences. In addition to his busy lecture schedule Dr. Engle has published 7 books both in England and the United States. The most recent, "A Dab of Dickens & A Touch of Twain," was released by Simon & Schuster. His articles have appeared in national magazines, including "Newsweek." Professor Engle has written three plays which have been produced during the last five years. PBS Television stations around the country aired Professor Engel's mini-lecture series on his favorite author and literary hero, Charles Dickens. Since 1982, Dr. Engel has led more than 2000 travel enthusiasts to over 25 countries.
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