Literary Studies Speaker Series Welcomes Dr. Carolyn Goffman, Wednesday January 27th


The DePaul University Department of English Literary Studies Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Carolyn Goffman on Wednesday, Jan. 27th at 4:30pm. Dr. Goffman will give a talk entitled “Repurposing the American Mission”.

Carolyn Goffman specializes in postcolonial literature and theory, with a particular interest in womens education in the Middle East. She researches and writes on American missionary educators and their students in the Ottoman Empire, and she has spent much time in Turkey. Her teaching interests include World Literature, the twentieth-century postcolonial novel, and postcolonial theory. Currently, she is investigating early twentieth-century foreign education in China and its parallels to American projects in the Ottoman Empire. Dr. Goffman directs the graduate Internship and Certificate program in Teaching English in the Two Year College.

The English Department of Literary Studies Speakers Presents: Paula McQuade |Friday, September 18th

The Department of English Literary Studies Speaker Series Presents:
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Paula McQuade
Associate Professor
Department of English
DePaul University

“‘As Say Historians’: Prophecy, Orality, and Community in Mary Cary’s The Resurrection of the Witnesses (1653),” material from Professor McQuade’s recently completed book, Women and Catechisms in Seventeenth-Century England.

Friday, September 18 from 11:00 to 12:30
Arts & Letters Hall, Room 313
Light refreshments will be served

 Professor McQuade studies the literature of the English Renaissance, with particular interests in the intersection of religion and gender in early modern drama and in early modern women writers. She has published articles on Protestant catechisms, English Catholic subjectivity, Anne Askew, Thomas Heywood, and Shakespeare. Her essay on Dorothy Burch won an award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Writers for the best essay published in 2010. She also received DePaul’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005.

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