Wednesday, November 14, 2007

University Scholar’s Presentation Today, November 14th

Please join us today in the library for the 2007 University Scholar's presentation.

University Scholar Lee Rozelle, assistant professor of English, will give the University Scholar’s presentation. Rozelle’s book, Ecosublime: Environmental Awe and Terror from New World to Oddworld, established him as a visionary leader in the emerging field of ecocriticism. His articles have been published in scholarly journals such as Twentieth-Century Literature, ISLE, Critical Studies and the University of Paris Press-Sorbonne’s Frontières collection. He offered a plenary address at the ASLE-UK First Biennial Graduate Conference at the University of Glasgow, and has given scholarly presentations in places such as Warsaw, Calgary, Istanbul, Alaska and, closer to home, Disney World.

The 2007 University Scholar award was presented to Dr. Rozelle at the annual Founders’ Day convocation held Thursday, Oct. 11. Rozelle earned a B.S. degree in English and biology education from the University of South Alabama, then went on to earn a Master of Arts degree in English and a Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to joining the UM faculty in 2003, Dr. Rozelle was on the faculty at L.S.U.

For more information on Dr. Rozelle and the University Scholar tradition, read this piece from the October 17th Wednesday Memo.

The presentation will take place this afternoon at 3:30 pm on the ground floor of the library. A reception will immediately follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

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