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English Department’s Schick Lecture: “Jane Austen or Walter Scott”

Posted by isulib on April 5, 2011

 Ian Duncan, a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, will speak on “Jane Austen or Walter Scott” as part of Indiana State University’s Joseph S. Schick Lectures on Language, Literature and Lexicography.

Duncan will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (April 7) in Root Hall A-264.

Duncan was educated at Cambridge University (B.A. , First Class Honors; M.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D.). He has taught at the University of Rome, the University of Palermo, Yale University, and the University of Oregon, where he was Barbara and Carlisle Moore Distinguished Professor of English. A number of his academic interests, including the novel, gothic and romantic traditions, Sir Walter Scott and Dickens are on display in his study “Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel: The Gothic, Scott, Dickens.” He was awarded the Saltire Society/National Library of Scotland Research Book of the Year Award in 2008 for “Scott’s Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh.” He has edited numerous editions, published over forty chapters in books, and written essays for such prestigious journals as Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Victorian Studies, Modern Language Quarterly, and Revue Internationale de Philosophie.

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