Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chris Dixon presents program on Annie Oakley in Spain Aug. 25 at the BBHC

On Thursday, August 25, Chris Dixon of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, presents an illustrated program focused on Annie Oakley as she appeared in William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s 1889 Wild West trip to Barcelona, Spain. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s Coe Auditorium and is free with admission. “Annie Oakley” is sponsored by the Center’s Papers of William F. Cody department of which Dixon is Associate Editor for Language Translations and European Tours. Dixon is also a research fellow at the Historical Center for the 2011-2012 season.

A Senior Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland, Dixon has addressed in his work to date subjects as diverse as Columbus’ first voyage, the poetry of Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca, the use of translation in language teaching, and language policy in Scotland, Ireland, and Catalonia. Dixon is a member of the United Kingdom’s Chartered Institute of Linguists and holds two master’s degrees from Glasgow University.

Last year, the University of Nebraska Press released Dixon’s updated edition of Charles Eldridge Griffin’s Four Years in Europe with Buffalo Bill originally published in 1908.

He recently completed a new edition of a Cody biography by John M. Burke who functioned as general manager, press agent, advance scout, and talent scout for Buffalo Bill. Dixon’s latest edited work, Buffalo Bill from Prairie to Palace, will be published by University of Nebraska Press in 2012. He is currently working on a new book about the Wild West show in Barcelona.

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