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Six faculty members and 10 former or current graduate students from the department of languages and literature presented papers Feb. 25-26 at the Centennial Meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association at Lipscomb University, Nashville. The faculty presenters and their papers were Dr. Susan Calovini, chair of languages and literature and professor of English, who presented The Prostitute in Victorian Poetry: The Case of Augusta Webster's 'Castaway'; Taylor Emery, instructor of English, Rep: The Diary and Letters of Serepta Jordan; Dr. Six faculty members and 10 former or current graduate students from the department of languages and literature presented papers Feb. 25-26 at the Centennial Meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association at Lipscomb University, Nashville. The faculty presenters and their papers were Dr. Susan Calovini, chair of languages and literature and professor of English, who presented “The Prostitute in Victorian Poetry: The Case of Augusta Webster's 'Castaway'”; Taylor Emery, instructor of English, “Rep: The Diary and Letters of Serepta Jordan”; Dr. Jill Franks, associate professor of English, “The Rhetoric of Ambivalence and Romanticism in ‘The Narrow House'”; Dr. Cynthia McWilliams, assistant professor of English, “Advertising, Movies, Magazines and Expository Writing”; Dr. Steven Ryan, professor of English, “Evelyn Scott's ‘The Narrow House' and ‘The Shadow of the Hawk'”; and Dr. Mickey Wadia, professor of English, “'This Wooden O': A Visual Perspective on Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's Bankside.”

Dr. Culley Carson-Grefe assistant professor of French and Spanish, presented her paper, “Horn of Plenty: Colette's Le Blé en herbe,” Feb. 26 at the Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture Conference held at the University of Louisville.

Dr. Norbert Puszkar, assistant professor of German, attended a three-day workshop, “Language and Culture for International Business,” at the Wang Center for International Business, University of Memphis, and fulfilled the requirements to be accredited as a tester for the ZDfB (Certificate for Business German).

Billy Renkl, professor of art, is exhibiting mixed-media collage work related to Shakespeare's “Merchant of Venice” at The Roxy Regional Theatre.