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McNeese to host Cash lecture series

McNeese to host Cash lecture series

Dr. Diana SpencerDr. Diana Spencer, deputy director of the College of Arts and Law Graduate School at the University of Birmingham in England and a reader in Roman intellectual culture, will give a free lecture titled, "A Green Thought: Landscape and the Roman Imagination," at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in Stokes Auditorium of Hardtner Hall at McNeese State University.

Spencer 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.

Spencer, who received her doctorate in the classics from the University of Cambridge, has authored four books and numerous articles on Roman literature and culture.

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