Victor J. Emmett Memorial Lecture: Dr. Judith Saunders

Event information

September 27, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Presented By: Dr. Judith Saunders, author

Location: Governors Room, Overman Student Center

Event details

Dr. Judith Saunders will deliver the 25th Annual Victor J. Emmett Memorial Lecture, named for a longtime professor of English at PSU.

Her lecture, titled "The Anglo-American Special Relationship: Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy," is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Heritage Lounge in the Overman Student Center.

Dr. Saunders was invited to deliver the Emmett Memorial Lecture as the winner of the Victor J. Emmett Jr. Memorial Award, given each year to the author of the best essay on a literary topic published in The Midwest Quarterly.

Her essay, “From Potency to Impotency: Sarah Kane’s play Blasted as a National Narrative,” appeared in the Winter 2018 issue of The Midwest Quarterly.

The Emmett Memorial Award and the Emmett Memorial Lecture are sponsored by the Emmett family, the PSU English Department, and The Midwest Quarterly.

Contact information

Celia Patterson, Chair, Department of English/Modern Languages