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February 11, 2005

Birmingham-Southern hosts British Studies symposium

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College will host the third annual British Studies Student Symposium Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19.

More than 50 undergraduate students from six colleges and universities, including BSC, will present papers on British history and literature. The program also will include 11 panels discussing a variety of topics such as Shakespeare, John Milton, politics and religion in Tudor England, and Victorian attitudes about women's suffrage.

Other institutions represented include Davidson College, Furman University, Rhodes College, Hendrix College, and University of the South. Students will arrive on Friday for a group dinner and participate in the program all day on Saturday on the BSC campus.

Birmingham-Southern students presenting papers include Melissa Brown, a senior English major from Moundville presenting “Ireland's Man in Aran: The Contributions of Synge's The Aran Islands;” Joe Hutchings, a senior history major from Decatur presenting “Lord Curzon: Imperialistic Idealist, An Evaluation of Lord Curzon as Viceroy of India (1899-1905);” Kenneth Stutts, a senior English major from Huntsville presenting “The Ocean as Antagonist in J.M. Synge's Riders to the Sea;” and S.K. Williams, a senior English major from North Shelby presenting “Reflected Paralysis in the Looking Glass: Dubliners' Children.”

BSC faculty serving as moderators for panels include Dr. Mark Lester, W. Michael Atchison Professor of History and Legal Education; Dr. John Tatter, professor of English; and Dr. David Ullrich, professor of English.

The symposium began in 2003 under the auspices of the British Studies at Oxford Program.

 

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