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February 20, 2008

British Studies symposium held at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham-Southern College recently hosted the Sixth Annual British Studies Student Symposium. Undergraduate students from five colleges, including Birmingham-Southern, presented papers on British history and literature. The program included seven panels discussing a variety of topics such as Shakespeare, Spencer, Churchill, and issues of Empire. Other participating colleges included Rhodes College, University of the South (Sewanee), Centre College, and Hendrix College.

BSC students who presented papers were senior history majors Sara Mulholland from Madison, Miss., Erin Montgomery from Hoover, and Benjamin Lewellyn from Hoover; English majors Paul Blom from LaGrange, Ga., Elizabeth Wilson from Jasper, Anna Williams from Homewood, and Whitney Williams from Gardendale.

Dr. Mark Lester, BSC professor of history, and Dr. John Tatter, BSC professor of English, served as moderators for panels.

The symposium was inaugurated in 2003 under the auspices of the British Studies at Oxford Program, and the symposia have been held at Rhodes College in Memphis and at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. BSC last hosted the symposia in 2005.

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