THE BERNICE L. FOX
This lecture series was established in
Dr. Bernice L. Fox, who taught Classics at Monmouth
College from 1947 until 1981. The goal of this series is to
the continuing importance of Classical studies in the modern world and the
intersection of the Classics with other disciplines in the liberal arts.
22nd Annual Bernice L.
Fox Classics Lecture
A Classical Muse:
Creative Writing and the Classics
Lake of Dead Languages
|After graduation from Vassar College,
where she majored in Latin, she taught Latin for several years in
Austin, Texas. She then received an M.F.A. in fiction from the New
School University. Goodman currently teaches writing and works as a
writer-in-residence for Teachers & Writers. She lives on Long Island.
|Photo © (c) Brian Velenchenko
|The study of Classics might seem like an
unusual preparation for a novelist, but it's where one author, Carol
Goodman, found her muse. Carol Goodman will discuss how studying Latin
as an undergraduate at Vassar College gave her the discipline, language
skills, and subject matter to write her first novel and how classical
myth and literature have continued to be a source of inspiration in her
writing. Carol Goodman is the author of The Lake of Dead Languages
(Ballantine, 2003). Her work has appeared in such journals as The
Greensboro Review, Literal Latté, The Midwest Quarterly,
and Other Voices.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Stockdale Center
Monmouth, Illinois 61462
Bernice L. Fox /
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