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McNeese to host free lecture

March 25, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations
Dr. Seth Lerer

McNeese State University will host a free lecture by Dr. Seth Lerer titled “The History of the English Language and a Look at the Past, Present and Future of the Humanities” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the McNeese Alumni Center.

Lerer’s lecture is sponsored by the Joe and Lydia Cash Lecture Series in Literature and Culture through an endowment with the McNeese Foundation.

A nationally renowned expert on the history of the English language, Lerer is a distinguished professor and dean of arts and humanities at the University of California at San Diego. His research is focused on medieval and renaissance literature, children’s literature, Shakespeare and the history of the book.

He has authored more than 10 books and numerous articles on English language and literature. Lerer received his master’s degree from Oxford University and his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Book Critics Circle Award.

For more information, call the McNeese Department of English and Foreign Languages at 337-475-5326.

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