Faculty update: three conferences and a sermon

This past weekend, three English department faculty were on the program at three different events. Professor Joanne Diaz presented a paper on “‘The Rufull Register of mischief and mishap’: Penance and Juridical Testimony in The Mirror for Magistrates” at the First Annual Law and Literature Symposium, sponsored by the Villanova University (Pennsylvania) School of Law and Department of English. Meanwhile, yours truly presented a paper on “The Not-So-Great Diver: Intrusions (Authorial and Otherwise) in Tender Is the Night” at the 10th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference in Baltimore. And Professor Robert C. Bray, author of the award-winning biography Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher, delivered the Peter Cartwright Memorial Sermon at the United Methodist Church named for him in Pleasant Plains, Illinois. This October 10-13, Professor Dan Terkla‘s┬ápaper on “The Duchy of Cornwall and Hereford Mappaemundi: Heritage, Patronage, and Commemoration” will be presented at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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