This lecture series was established in 1985 to honor Dr. Bernice L. Fox, who taught Classics at Monmouth College from 1947 until 1981. The goal of this series is to illustrate 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


Carol Goodman

 Author of 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.

7:30 P.M.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Highlander Room
The Stockdale Center
Monmouth College
Monmouth, Illinois 61462

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