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McNeese hosts Joe and Lydia Cash Lecture Series

McNeese hosts Joe and Lydia Cash Lecture Series

(January 31,2014) Dr. Jennifer Vaught, professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will give a free lecture titled, "Mardi Gras Appropriations of Shakespeare, Spenser and Milton in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans, " at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall at McNeese State University.
Jennifer Vaught
Vaught is the speaker for the annual Joe and Lydia Cash Endowed Lecture Series in Literature and Culture. This lecture series was established in 2010 by Dr. Joe Cash, former chair of the McNeese English and Foreign Languages Department for 23 years, and his wife, Lydia, a retired Calcasieu Parish teacher, through the McNeese Foundation.

Vaught, who teaches 16th- and 17th-century Renaissance literature at UL at Lafayette, is the author of "Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature," and "Carnival and Literature in Early Modern England." She is also coeditor of two collections of essays - "Grief and Gender: 700-1700" and "Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary." She is also editor of the collection "Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England" and has published essays on Spenser's "Faerie Queene," Sidney's "New Arcadia," Shakespeare's "Richard II," "Hamlet," "Twelfth Night" and "The Winter's Tale" and the reception of his plays in 18th-century England, 19th-century New Orleans, and contemporary, American culture.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.