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APSU's Wadia continues to promote University through scholarly work

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – For the second year in a row, Dr. Mickey Wadia, Austin Peay State University professor of languages and literature, has used his limited free time to enhance APSU’s reputation through his participation in several scholarly activities.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – For the second year in a row, Dr. Mickey Wadia, Austin Peay State University professor of languages and literature, has used his limited free time to enhance APSU’s reputation through his participation in several scholarly activities.

In August, Wadia took part in a scholars and teachers panel, “Shakespeare on Page and Stage: Teaching Shakespeare in the 21st Century,” co-sponsored by Belmont University’s Department of Theatre and Dance, BU’s Department of English and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival at Belmont’s Black Box Theatre. The panel was part of the Shakespeare on the Road project that documented selected Shakespeare festivals around the country, and the Nashville panel included such renowned scholars as Paul Edmondson of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford upon Avon, and Dr. Paul Prescott of the University of Warwick.

Later that fall semester, Wadia gave scholar pre-show talks for the Shakespeare in the Park performances, sponsored by the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. In January, he presented a Royal Box Talk at Belmont University for the festival’s production of “Twelfth Night.”

During APSU’s winter break, Wadia served as the program director on the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad’s London Arts program in London. A month after he returned, Clarksville Academy invited him to serve as a judge for a Shakespeare panel speech contest.

In February, Wadia presented his paper “Cooling Friends and Heating Enemies: Shylock Iconography” at the Tennessee Philological Association’s conference in Jackson. During the association’s business meeting, the APSU professor was elected to serve as the marketing and PR representative on its executive board.

Wadia is already planning to extend his scholarly work into the fall 2015 semester when he presents his paper, “The Persnicketiness and Kerfuffles of Policy: Organizing, Writing, and Editing Personnel Documents,” at the South Central Modern Language Association’s 2015 conference in Nashville.   

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