Press Release for Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Get LOST for the Night at the University of North Florida

Joanna Norris, Assistant Director

Department of Media Relations and Events

(904) 620-2102


The University of North Florida’s Department of English is sponsoring “Get ‘LOST’ for the Night” on Wednesday, May 26, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Social Sciences Building (Building 51), Room 1104, on campus.

The series finale of the television show “LOST” has garnered much attention in the media. For years the show has been hailed as groundbreaking, criticized for redundancy and trite storytelling, and dismissed as too complicated in its plot. Not surprisingly, for seven years the show has been a centerpiece for water cooler talk.

With the series finale at hand, the public is invited to attend a free viewing and discussion of the cultural and literary impact of “LOST.” Participants are invited to present their readings of the significance of the show, with particular attention paid to the potential reverberations the show will have.

The event schedule is as follows:

Scholarship panel: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Refreshment break: 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Series finale viewing: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Group discussion: 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Please RSVP to Linda Howell, UNF English Department, at (904) 620-2273 or by e-mail at by Wednesday, May 19, if you plan to attend.