Monday, April 19, 2010

Scholarly Speakers Series concludes for 2009-10, looks forward to next year

Last Thursday, April 15, the English Department's Scholarly Speakers Series sponsored a lecture by AMANDA WRIGLEY of the Northwestern University Department of Classics. Dr. Wrigley spoke about ancient Greece on BBC radio in the mid-twentieth century. She is currently guest-editing a special issue of COMPARATIVE DRAMA, titled "Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900-1960: International Dialogues," due out in Fall 2010. Comparative Drama was one of the co-sponsors of Dr. Wrigley's visit to WMU.

The Speakers Series Committee is also pleased to announce next year's invited speakers. These scholars have all agreed to visit us in 2010-11:

* the president of the Flannery O'Connor Society, ROBERT DONAHOO (Sam Houston State) and fellow O'Connor scholar AVIS HEWITT (Grand Valley State);

* Americanist CHRISTOPH IRMSCHER (Indiana U.);

* the president of the National Council of Teachers of English, CAROL JAGO;

* the Director of the Center for Folklore Studies at Ohio State University, DOROTHY NOYES; and

* Shakespearean scholar STEPHEN ORGEL (Stanford University).

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