The Western Intellectual Tradition and Professionalism & the Humanities programs present two events February 16 that highlight the work that can be accomplished by students in the programs.
Both events will be presented virtually. Dr. Tom Blake, director of Western Intellectual Tradition, is coordinating the events. Students and faculty can find Zoom instructions on campus or contact Blake for details.
On Tuesday, February 16, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Western Intellectual Tradition program will present a Scholarship Panel.
Panelists and their topics follow.
- Marissa Graf ’22 (English)
“Chaucer, Antisemitism, and The Prioress’s Tale”
- Sam Marsh ’21 (English)
“Missing Mothers: Foreign Feminine Influence in Richard Coer de Lyon”
- James J. Cowan ’23 (East Asian Studies)
“The Mysteries of Nestorianism in Tang China”
- Sarah Stilwell ’21 (English)
“A Show of Strength: Re-imagining The Knight’s Tale”
At 4:30 p.m., WIT and PATH present “’Roos in Academia” with a panel of alumni speakers.
Panelists, their majors, and their current positions follow.
- Michele Kennerly ’04 (Classics & Religious Studies)
Associate Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences / Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
- Jacob Kolman ’05 (English & Philosophy)
Senior Scientific Writer, Houston Methodist Hospital & Healthcare
- Joshua Pollard ’19 (English)
Southern Methodist University Graduate School
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