English Faculty Book Launch set for Feb. 18; first of two events

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It’s been a prodigious few years for faculty-writers in the Department of English, some of whom will read and discuss their works in the first of two events on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 at 6 p.m.

The event is hosted by Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honors society, and faculty will be in conversation with students about their newly published work.

(The second Faculty Book Launch is set for Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6 p.m.)

The Feb. 18 event will feature:

Shena McAuliffe, assistant professor, the author of a novel, The Good Echo (2018) and an essay collection, Glass, Light, Electricity (2020). Glass, Light, Electricity includes the Pushcart Prize-winning essay “Marceline Wanted a Bigger Adventure” about the wife of cult leader Jim Jones. Prof. McAuliffe will be in conversation with Shea Delehaunty ’21.

Professor Emeritus Jim McCord and photographer Carol McCord in conversation with Lilith Haig ’21 about their new book of poetry and photography, Beneath the Midi Sun (2021), which provides illuminating explorations of the landscapes and monuments of Southern France. Their first collection together, Two Lenses—Four Europes (Shanti Arts, 2019), represented the places of journeying through England, France, Greece and Spain.

Hugh Jenkins, professor, the author and editor of a book, Teaching The Beatles (2020), on pedagogical approaches to a study of The Beatles in the classroom. He is also the author of a previous book Feigned Commonwealths: The Country-House Poem and the Fashioning of the Ideal Community. Prof. Jenkins will be in conversation with Mitchell Famulare ’21.

The event is coordinated by Mitchell Famulare ’21, president of Sigma Tau Delta; and Prof. Claire Bracken.

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