Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Jane Austen Lecture at GU!

This is so exciting! I couldn't help but squeal when I saw the e-mail.

GONZAGA U. TO HOST ‘WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM JANE AUSTEN?’ EVENT OCT. 18

“What Can We Learn from Jane Austen?,” the sixth in a series of Gonzaga University faculty discussions of great thinkers throughout history, will be held from 7 -9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Wolff Auditorium located in Gonzaga’s Jepson Center for the School of Business Administration. The event, co-sponsored by Gonzaga’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Chair of the Humanities, is free and open to the public.

Patsy Fowler, associate professor of English at Gonzaga, and Doug Kries, a GU professor of philosophy, will lead exploration of the question. Fowler, who earned a doctorate from Auburn University , has been teaching at Gonzaga since 2002. Her areas of expertise include literary theory, women’s studies and 18th century literature, among others. Kries earned his doctorate from Boston College , and has been at Gonzaga for more than 15 years. Kries has contributed to several texts, and his article on “Augustine’s Response to the Political Critics of Christianity in the ‘De Civitate Dei’ ” was published in the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.

This marks the fourth year of the lecture series, which is coordinated by Wayne Pomerleau, Powers Chair of the Humanities. The lectures focus on the current relevance and significance of the ideas of great thinkers from the past. Previous lectures have discussed Socrates, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin and Thomas Aquinas.

For more information, contact Pomerleau at (509) 323-6750 or via e-mail at pomerleau@calvin.gonzaga.edu.
I am definitely going!

2 comments:

Mrs. Rabe said...

That sounds so interesting. I am currently teaching a class on Jane Austen to girls in my homeschool co-oop. It has been wonderful. We are reading P&P and discussing and learning about the culture of the time, etc...

I also noted that you find my sister in law's blog "Gathering of Friends" diverting! She is so fun and nice isn't she?

This is my first visit to your blog, I think. Of course I came here by way of "Gathering of Friends".

Are you going to the lecture?

Lady Jane said...

How lovely to teach a class on Jane! I would love to do such a thing. Her time period is my favorite to study. I did go to the lecture and plan to write about it any day! I am working on a retreat this weekend and won't be able to write until after.

Yes, I love Miss Paula! She's fabulous! Thanks for visiting!