Oxford's Bodleian Library, which houses Duke Humfrey's Library.

Narveson: Ruminations on a Sabbatical

Professor Kate Narveson has spent her 2014-2015 sabbatical studying devotional manuscripts, seeking to understand how religion shapes the authors' emotional habits and connecting what she finds to the poems of John Donne and George Herbert. In conjunction with her research, Narveson travelled this past fall to such cities as Cambridge, London, and Winchester, visiting the British Library as well as several county archives. This spring, she is working as a Research Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.

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Martin Klammer Headshot

Twenty years of freedom

Klammer sings the praises of "The Voice." And he's not talking about the TV show... rather about two legendary South African musicians, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlesela.

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Amy Weldon

Weldon on Publishing Spree

The Luther College English Department is proud to offer belated congratulations to Dr. Amy Weldon, whose work appeared in Nov/Dec of 2014 on Bloom, an online magazine dedicated to writers who began publishing after the age of 40.

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Nancy Simpson-Younger

Paideia Text and Issues lecture featuring Nancy Simpson-Younger

A sleeping body on stage is thought to have little importance. It is just a body sleeping. However, according to playwrights and scholars of early modern England, the sleeping body was considered a cipher that holds secrets about its own identity and culture. Does the community at large have a responsibility to protect the sleeper's original identity? How can we confirm that this secret identity is who the sleeper really is?

Nancy Simpson-Younger, Luther visiting assistant professor of English, will attempt to answer these questions and more in her lecture "Watching the (Secret) Sleeper in Early Modern Drama," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall.

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