Thursday, January 24, 2013

STD Outbreak on Friday, January 25

"Laundresses carrying linen," (ca. 1876) by Edgar Degas (1834-1917)
Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, will be having its first outbreak of the spring semester tomorrow at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 25th in the Tower Room in the University Center (that’s the room in the southeast corner of the second floor).

Dr. Nicholson-Weir
We will be discussing the poetry of Eavan Boland with Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir. “Boland,” Nicholson-Weir tells us, “is a contemporary Irish poet, and a sequence of her poems in Outside History engages with some paintings (like Degas's laundresses [see above]) and mythology (like Leda and the swan). I think it would be fun for students to consider these poems alongside the paintings.” We agree!

Whether you are an STD frequent flier or you’ve never had the pleasure of attending one of our meetings, we hope you’ll find a way to work us into your schedule if you enjoy talking about fiction, poetry, drama, film, ideas, and other topics of literary interest—whether you are an English major or not. We are especially hopeful that some of our new faculty members will turn out to see what we are about. And if you know someone who is not on this mailing list but might like to be, invite them to give STD a try in January.

Hope to see you there!

Dr. Steve Benton
Dr. Joshua Grasso (faculty co-sponsors)

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