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APSU's Wadia promotes University with scholarly work


            CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Since late December, Dr. Mickey Wadia, Austin Peay State University professor of languages and literature, has been busy enhancing APSU’s reputation through his participation in several local, national and international scholarly activities.

            From Dec. 26-Jan. 8, he taught a class in London through APSU and the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad. He co-taught the class, “All the World’s a Stage: British Theatre in Action,” with Dr. Joe Filippo, emeritus professor at APSU. When he returned, Wadia presented a post-performance expert lecture on “Othello” during the Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Belmont University.

            In February, he presented his scholarly paper, “Like the Haggard, Check at Every Feather: Raptors and Shakespearean Ornithology,” during the Tennessee Philological Association’s Annual Conference at Lipscomb University. He then served as quizmaster for the Academic Decathlon on March 1, at APSU.

            In late March, Wadia returned to England as the program director and expert guide for Clarksville Academy’s upper school educational tour of London. When he returned to the United States, he headed immediately to Arizona to present his paper, “Venting a Musty Superfluity: Ralph Fiennes’s Coriolanus,” at the South Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) in Tucson. That trip also marked the end of his three-year term as a member-at-large on the SCRC executive board.

            Wadia will continue this busy pace through the rest of the year, beginning with a presentation on the nuances of language at 3 p.m. on April 16, in the APSU Morgan University Center, room 312. The APSU chapter of The Society for Technical Communication is hosting that event. In June, he will return to London for a third time this year to teach a study abroad class, “The Shakespearience of a Lifetime: Studying the Bard in His Own Backyard.” The class will also visit Stratford-upon-Avon.

            In October, Wadia will head to Austin, Texas, to present his technical writing paper, “CRAP HATS: Approaches to Business Documents and Flyer Design,” at the South Central Modern Language Association meeting. He also was selected to participate this fall in the APSU Center for Teaching and Learning’s Faculty Teaching Program. This program offers an opportunity for selected faculty to study teaching strategies that can enhance student success at APSU.

            For more information on Wadia, contact the APSU Department of Languages and Literature at 931-221-7891.