Lana Schwebel To Present Slater Lecture At Mount Union College

April 13, 2010

Lana Schwebel, assistant professor of English at Stern College of Yeshiva University, will present the Thelma Tournay Slater Classics Lecture at Mount Union College on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Schwebel, who specializes in late-medieval literature including English drama in the Middle Ages, studied art history at Barnard College and Columbia University and earned a doctoral degree in English at the University of Pennsylvania.

Before accepting her current position, she taught English at Vassar College and religion and literature at Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music.

She is currently writing a book about grief, loss and ghost stories in the middle ages.

The Thelma Tournay Slater Classics Lecture is made possible through a gift of Mrs. Thelma E. (Tournay '42) Slater. Mrs. Slater's lifelong passion for the classics began at Mount Union College. The gift supports student enrichment through an increased appreciation of the civilization and cultural achievements of ancient Greek and Rome that stand at the core of a liberal arts education.

In conjunction with the Slater Lecture, a Medieval Faire will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at the Campus Lakes. The Faire, presented by the Medieval Drama and Song Society, will feature a number of theatrical and musical performances. Refreshments will be provided.

In the case of inclement weather, all Medieval Faire performances will be held in Presser Recital Hall.

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