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  September 3, 2002

CT Humanities Institute Announces
Fall Speaker Series
By Sherry Fisher

"Reconnaissance: Colloquia on Early Modern Literature and Culture," a series of visiting speakers, starts Sept. 13 with a talk on John Milton.

The series, sponsored by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute and the Department of English, began last spring.

"The series is a major catalyst for scholars working in early modern European cultural studies," says Richard D. Brown, professor of history and director of the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute.

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates are invited to attend. A reception will follow each talk.

This semester's colloquia include:

  • Sept. 13 - "Delirious John Milton: The Fate of the Artist in Modernity," by Gordon Teskey, Harvard University. 4 p.m., Room 301, CLAS Building.

  • Sept. 27 - "Reading Repertory: Lord Strange's Men and their Plays," by Lawrence Manley, Yale University. 4 p.m., Stern Meeting Room 217, CLAS Building.

  • Oct. 16 - "The Geography of Puns," by Mary Bly, Fordham University. Stern Meeting Room 217, CLAS Building.
The series will continue next semester with three colloquia, starting in March.

The selection of speakers was a collaboration among Pamela Brown, an assistant professor of English at the Stamford campus; Gregory Kneidel, an assistant professor of English, at the Hartford campus; Richard Peterson, a professor of English and a member of the Humanities Institute advisory board; and Gregory Semenza, an assistant professor of English.

The Humanities Institute was created in 2001 to enhance research and creativity in the humanities through fellowships, seminars, and workshops.

The Institute also promotes student scholarship by the appointment of graduate and undergraduate fellows, and through advanced courses in humanities fields.

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