English Department Speaker Series Begins Tonight

Posted: September 4, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Every Wednesday this semester the English Department will host its Wednesday Night Forum from 5:55 to 7:10 p.m. in Enterprise Hall Room 178. Associate Professor of English, Margaret Yocom, will open the series tonight. An accomplished scholar of American folklore, creator of the Northern Virginia Folklife Archive, and a 2001 recipient of the George Mason Excellence in Teaching Award, Yocom will be discussing “Have You Heard the One About the Babysitter Who…? Folkore, Contemporary Legends and the Oral Tradition.” Yocom will explore how and why these stories and legends get told over and over, and what they mean to us.

A reception with food and drink will follow each Wednesday night forum. Listed below is the schedule for the remainder of the semester.

  • Sept. 11 William Miller, “Form, Structure, Image, and Perception”
  • Sept. 18 Robert Matz, “Poetic Form: The Example of the Sonnet”
  • Sept. 25 Marilyn McKenzie, “Point of View in ‘Recitatif'”
  • Oct. 2 Jeanette Roan, “Point of View In Film”
  • Oct. 9 Taylor Coffman, “On Directing Antigone
  • Oct. 23 Steven Weinberger, “Phonology and Literary Nonsense”
  • Oct. 30 Peter Klappert, “Introduction to Tuba”
  • Nov. 13 David Kaufmann, “On Interpretation”
  • Nov. 20 Richard Bausch ,”Interpreting ‘Two Altercations'”
  • Dec. 4 Interpretative Panel on Hard Times

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