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Schuchard, Jarman Keynote Speakers at UW English Graduate Student Symposium

February 19, 2013
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Author and educator Ronald Schuchard speaks Friday at 5 p.m. in the UW College of Business Building. (Emory University)

“Mod Bods: Modernism and the Body” is the theme of the University of Wyoming Department of English 2013 Graduate Student Symposium Feb. 22-23. All sessions, free and open to the public, will be held in Rooms 8 and 9 of the UW College of Business Building.

Friday sessions start at 1 p.m., and Saturday’s program starts at 10 a.m. The complete schedule, with speakers and topics, can be found on the website at

Keynote speakers are Ronald Schuchard, the Goodrich C. White Professor of English at Emory University, and Michelle Jarman, director of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities in UW’s College of Health Sciences.

Schuchard’s talk, “The Man Who Suffers and the Mind Which Creates in The Waste Land,” is Friday at 5 p.m. He teaches courses in 20th century British, Irish and Anglophone literature and is the author of numerous studies of modern authors, particularly T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats. His new book, "The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts," was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.

Jarman will discuss "Ungrounded Bodies -- Contingent Minds" Saturday  at 1 p.m. Her research explores productive connections between disability studies, race studies and gender theory in a variety of disability representations in 20th and 21st century U.S. literature and culture. Jarman’s essays have appeared in journals such as "MELUS" (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), "Review of Disability Studies," "Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies," "Feminist Formations" and several literary and disability studies anthologies.

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