March 5: Ralph Hanna, University of Oxford. Hanna is the author of “London Literature, 1300-1380,” “Pursuing History: Middle English Manuscripts and Their Texts,” “William Langland” and other works.Twenty-six years after emeritus professor Joseph S. Schick endowed the Department of English at Indiana State University with the most generous gift from a former faculty member, the Schick Lectures series is as strong as ever and has an enlightening program planned this year.
In accordance with the endowment, the Schick series invites scholars from the United States and United Kingdom to lecture on literature and language topics before 1900. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A264:
The English department buys a copy of the in-print books written or edited by each author, who autographs them during his or her visit. The collection, now up to 1,200 books, is kept in the Schick Library for use by students and faculty.
Contact: Robert Perrin, professor and department chair of English, 812-237-3160 or Robert.Perrin@indstate.edu
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