English Department Begins Alumni Lecture Series

The University of Scranton’s Department of English and Theatre will host its inaugural Alumni Lecture with a talk by Harry Brown, Ph.D., entitled “Speculative Ecology: Arcadia, Utopia, Mars.” The lecture, which is free of charge and open to the public, will take place Thursday, March 26, at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.

Dr. Brown graduated from the University in 1994 with a double major in English and Spanish. He is an associate professor and chair of the English Department at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he teaches courses in American literature, Native American literature, literature of the environment, and game studies. His books include “Injun Joe’s Ghost,” “Videogames and Education” and “Golf Ball.” He has published articles on American literature and culture in “The Journal of American and Comparative Culture,” “Studies in Medievalism” and “Paradoxa” He has also published fiction in “Blueline” and “Mississippi Review.”

The Alumni Lecture Series will feature a discussion by a graduate of the University’s English Department annually.

For additional information, call 570-941-7619.

For a glance at Dr. Brown’s work, see Injun  Joe’s Ghost.

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