Geraldine Lyon Owen Speaker Series
The Geraldine Lyon Owen Speaker Series is sponsored by the English Department and honors the liberal arts value of dedicated teaching.
The speaker presents an informal talk that shares her or his scholarship, creative writing, or other expertise in literature, language, or related topic. Questions and discussion follow the presentation, which is open to the public.
Please contact the English department at 434.544.8267 if you have any questions about the series.
Fall 2012 Speakers
Dr. Heidi Kunz, Wed. Sept 19
Dr. Heidi Kunz, professor and chair of English, Randolph College presented "F. Scott Fitzgerald Afresh."
The three essays Professor Kunz will publish this year - "Gender in the Jazz Age" (Cambridge University Press), "Contemporary Reviews [of Edith Wharton's writing] 1877-1938" (Cambridge University Press), and "Difference Rising: The Astronomical Other and the Novel American Nation" (Waxmann) - reflect her enthusiasm for historical and historicist approaches to US fiction.
Kunz directed the Ninth International Fitzgerald Conference in 2009, and currently serves on the Board of the Fitzgerald Society as well as the Editorial Board of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review.
Chard deNiord '75, Wed. Oct 17
Chard deNiord, '75, Associate Professor of English, Providence College, presented original poetry and invite a discussion of poetry.
Chard deNiord's most recent books are The Double Truth (U. Pittsburgh, 2011), which was named one of the ten best books of poetry of 2011 by the Boston Globe; and Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs (Marick Press, 2011), a book of interviews with senior poets plus essays. He has also published three additional books of poetry.
More info at http://www.charddeniord.com/
Panel of MA English Candidates
Three MA students presented scholarly research and creative writing based on their MA theses.