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"Lying-in" & Spacin' Out: WT's Great Books Series Continues Tonight with Dr. Matthew Harrison

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One of the rare benefits of our world's recent shift to online education involves wider access to literary readings, lectures, and academic discussions hosted over the internet. Just log on to a video chat link, and suddenly you're in the front row of a college classroom (while safely plopped on your sofa). Throughout the pandemic, the Department of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages at West Texas A&M University has kept our region engaged with lively presentations through their Great Books Series.

Managed by Dr. Daniel Bloom, this series invites WT professors to explore important texts, discuss their impact and relevance, and field questions from the attendees. Today, we welcomed Dr. Matthew Harrison into the studio to share  a sneak peek of his discussion scheduled for TONIGHT, June 8th, at 7:00 PM CT. He's the Wendy & Stanley Marsh 3 Endowed Assistant Professor of Shakespeare, and he'll be sharing a little-known poem by Hester Pulter, a brilliant (and overlooked) female author that wrote during the 17th Century.  The poem is titled "This Was Written in 1648, When I Lay in, With my Son John."

The Zoom link is here (Meeting ID: 986 6443 5912 ~ Passcode: greatbooks). Join in the conversation! Hear our full interview on the link below: