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Beatrice Sheppard, First Multidisciplinary Great Books minor


EVENTS 2011-12

Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Tipsy Teapot

Dr. Peter Green, Adjunct Professor of Classical Studies, will give reflections on famous authors that he has known:
January 31, T.S. Eliot, author of The Waste Land
February 28, William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies
March 27, Louis MacNeice, author of Autumn Journal

April 19-24, 2012

The ECU Loessin Playhouse will put on Bertolt Brecht's The ThreePenny Opera.

October 5, 7pm
Wright Auditorium

Sir Salman Rushdie, "Literature and Politics in the Modern World." The premier lecture of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences "Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series."

October 19, 3pm
Bate 2015

Michael Schinasi, Associate Prof. of Spanish will speak about his current research on nineteenth-century Spanish theater, "Ideology, Realpolitik, and the Creation of Spain's First National Theater." The lecture is a research colloquium of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

November 11-12
Hyde Hall, UNC-CH

From the Renaissance to the Modern World: A Symposium in Honor of John Headley." Professor Headley taught in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina from 1964 until his recent retirement. He is a major scholar in several fields and a friend and mentor to many colleagues, students, and friends. The purpose of the symposium is to honor John Headley by exploring some of the major scholarly themes in the intellectual history of the early modern world, the Renaissance, and global history. The opening plenary address Friday night will be by John O'Malley, S.J. on "Art, Trent, and Michelangelo's Last Judgment." Prof. Headley will close the symposium on Saturday with his own remarks.

November 14, 4pm

Irish and English History Colloquium." Featuring talks on "Queen Elizabeth I and Ireland," "Shakespeare and Ireland at War. 1599 Plays and the Narrative Poems," and a plenary lecture by Hiram Morgan, of the Department of History, University College Cork on "Essex's Advisor to King's Policy Maker: Sir Francis Bacon and Ireland under Elizabeth and James."


Revolutionary France Tuesdays, 7:30pm, Bate 1031.
Hispanic Film Series 5:30 Bate 1031 (English subtitles). Everybody welcome! May include adult content. Discussions to follow each film.


Alumni News:

Graduates '02 Bea Sheppard (above, B.A. English; Multidiscipinary Minor in Great Books) graduated cum laude at an English dept. ceremony covered by TV and print media. See ECU News story on her.