Elske v.P. Smith Lecture Announced

Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 1:00pm

The College presents this spring’s Elske v.P. Smith Lecture on Friday, Mar. 25th featuring Dr. Marcel Cornis-Pope (English).  Dr. Cornis-Pope will be presenting his lecture on Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Writing Cross-Cultural Literary History: Reflections on Two Recent International Projects starting at 1:00pm in the VCU Globe building room 1030J (830 W. Grace St).

Elske v. P. Smith Lecturer Award Address, short abstract
Elske v. P. Smith Lecturer Award Address

This event is free and open to the public.

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Here is an excerpt from the nomination of Marcel Cornis-Pope for the CHS Elske V.P. Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award, submitted by members of the faculty of the Department of English:

We can think of no one whose record of scholarship, service, and teaching more deserves to be designated as “outstanding” than Marcel Cornis-Pope. His recent volume New Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression: Crossing Borders, Crossing Genres (John Benjamins, 2014) is a major international undertaking which will bring attention to the Department, the College, and the University. This volume comes on the heels of the enormously ambitious and successful four-volume co-edited History of the Literary Cultures of East Central Europe (John Benjamins, 2004 – 2010). Since 2013 Professor Cornis-Pope has been President of the Coordinating Publication Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association and from 1991-1998 he served as editor of The Comparatist: Journal of the Southern Comparative Literature Association.

View the entire nomination made on behalf of Dr. Marcel Cornis-Pope for the Elske Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award here.

The Elske v.P. Smith Distinguished Lecturer award was established in honor of the former dean of the College, Elske Smith (1980-1992)

For more information please contact, Janelle Scutt.