Dr. Kristen Pond, Associate Professor of English at Baylor University and Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies, will be presenting the annual Benefactors Day lecture on Friday, October 20th at 3:00PM in the ABL Hankamer Treasure Room. Dr. Pond’s talk is entitled “It’s Okay to Talk to Strangers: Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë on Enchanting Encounters.”