Dr. Jennifer Hughes from Averett University will be speaking at the Halifax Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

Hughes’ program is entitled “Popular Antebellum Humor.”

Hughes is the chair of the department of language, literature and communication at Averett University. She received her doctorate in English Literature from Emory University, her M.A. in English from the University of Virginia and her B.A. from Cornell University. She has been a faculty member at Averett University since 2013.

Hughes’ specialty is early and 19th-century American literature. Much of her work has been done in the field of humor studies. She has had articles and essays published in “The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics,” “The African American Review,” “A Concise Companion to American Fiction 1900-1950” and “Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches.”

The public is encouraged to stop by the Halifax Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Monday for a fun and educational time with Hughes.