Iceland "Land into Legend: Northern Lights on the Saga Road"Information session on this 2022 VT wintermester abroad experience will be Tuesday, 19 October, 4:00pm in Shanks 380. Faculty leaders: Jeff Mann and Jane Wemhoener (English). Contact Jane Wemhoener (jwemhoen@vtedu) for information.Oct 19 4:00 PM - 11:59 PMShanks Hall Room 380
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Visiting Writer As part of Virginia Tech's Visiting Writers Series, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram will be visiting to give a craft talk at 3:30 p.m. at Shanks Hall 370/380 and a reading at 7 p.m. at the Cube in Moss Center.
Lillian-Yvonne Bertram is an Associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where they teach in and direct the UMass Boston MFA in Creative Writing Program. They have previously taught at St. Lawrence University, Ithaca College, and Wiliams College. They also direct the Chautauqua Institution Writers' Festival. Oct 21 3:30 PM - 5:00 PMShanks Hall Room 370/380
Dr. Beverley Park Rilett, Literature Program in the English Deparment's Visiting SpeakerDr. Beverley Park Rilett will present "George Eliot's Middlemarch at 150: Digital Research Opportunities." She will discuss the three related websites she created--the George Eliot Archive, the George Eliot Review Online, and George Eliot Scholars--and will demonstrate how these sites facilitate new research into Eliot's Middlemarch 150 years after its publication. Her talk will emphasize the importance of public humanities, open access, and the democratization of research that computers make possible and provide insights into how literary scholars can build digital archives of their own.
Dr. Rilett is an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Special Collections an Archives at Auburn University. She is a specialist in digital humanities and English literature, with a focus on nineteenth-century British women writers. Nov 01 4:00 PM - 11:59 PMZoom/Virtual