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June 26, 2008

Birmingham-Southern English professor to attend W.B. Yeats institute in Ireland

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Dr. Sandra Sprayberry, the Robert Luckie Professor of English at Birmingham-Southern College, is one of 25 faculty members selected from colleges and universities across the U.S. to attend a seminar in Ireland, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She will participate in “W.B. Yeats: A Reassessment,” in the cities of Galway, Dublin and Sligo, Ireland, from July 5-Aug. 1.

The month-long summer institute will focus on current scholarship on the life and works of William Butler Yeats, who was a Nobel Laureate Irish poet. Sprayberry and the others will work on projects in consultation with some of the most distinguished international scholars of Yeats and will conduct research on site at the National Library of Ireland as well as places where Yeats lived and about which he wrote.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the federal government which supports the humanities.

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