Irish literature enthusiast to speak March 26

 

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Irish literature enthusiast and scholar Dr. Robert Doggett will talk March 26 at Gettysburg College.

Doggett's talk, "Yeats, The Tower, and the Poetics of Nationhood" will take place in Pennsylvania Hall's third-floor Lyceum at 7:30 p.m. The free, public event is part of the 31st Annual Morris W. Croll Lecture.

A 1991 Gettysburg College graduate, Doggett majored in English and received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He has been an associate professor of English at the State University of New York at Geneseo since 2005. His publications have appeared in scholarly journals including ELH, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modern Drama and Modern Fiction Studies. In 2006, the University of Notre Dame Press published his book, "Deep-Rooted Things: Empire and Nation in the Poetry and Drama of William Butler Yeats."

The Morris W. Croll Lecture provides undergraduates interested in scholarly work in any field with a lively presentation by an eminent, cutting-edge scholar. The series has a well-established record of bringing exceptionally-distinguished lecturers to campus including Irvin Ehrenpreis and Stuart Curran, the premier Swift and Shelley scholars of their generation; Larzer Ziff, the distinguished American colonial scholar; and Robert Polito, a Pulitzer Prize winning author who directs the writing program at the New School.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four- year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200- acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

By: Lawrese Brown, class of 2010

Contact: Kendra Martin, director of media relations

Posted: Wed, 11 Mar 2009

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