Three faculty members of the Widener English department will be presenting at the Northeast Modern Language Association’s 45th annual convention in Harrisburg, PA this coming weekend, April 3-6.

  • On Friday morning Senior Lecturer Jim Esch will be participating in a roundtable discussion of “The Canon and Cultural Studies in the Composition Classroom.”
  • Also, Friday morning, Senior Lecturer Tara Friedman will present a paper entitled “Race, Influence, and Power: Individual and Social Identity in Shakespeare Past and Present” in a session focused on the topic “Race, Identity, and Duplicity: Rethinking Racial Identity in Shakespeare.”
  • And on Saturday morning, Professor Michael Cocchiarale will speak in a session on “Motivating Student Engagement” on the topic “Student Engagement and the Flash Writing Course.”

The very same weekend Salisbury University, in Salisbury, MD, will be hosting the 2014 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association at which three faculty members of the Widener English department will be presenting on the topic “Sharing Knowledge Across Multi-Generational Narratives: A Unique Perspective.” This session features Professor Pat Dyer, Senior Lecturer Jayne Thompson, and Senior Lecturer Tara Friedman.

Best wishes for successful conferencing to our hard-working English faculty!

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