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SOUTHEASTERN HONORS LECTURE FOCUSES ON VIRGIL
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana
University Honors Program lecture series continues Nov. 3 with “Virgil’s
Roman Revision of the Heroic Life” by Bainard Cowan of Louisiana State
The free program is scheduled for 7:30
p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.
Cowan’s lecture is the second of three
fall semester Honors Program lectures funded by a Louisiana Endowment for
the Humanities grant. Titled “Reading the Great Epics for a Higher Education,”
the lecture series will conclude with “Sir Gawain, Illustrator of the Liberal
Arts” by Jack White of Mississippi State University on Nov. 30.
Cowan, a member of LSU’s English faculty,
is the coeditor of “Theorizing American Literature: Hegel, the Sign,
and History” and “Exiled Waters: Moby-Dick and the Crisis of Allegory.”
A graduate of Yale University, his academic interests include world literatures
and civilizations, American literature in world context, science, technology
For additional information about the
lecture and the Honors Program, contact Director James Walter at 985-549-2135
or visit www.selu.edu/honors.