Schick Lecture Series begins Sept. 25

September 19 2008

The fall 2008 Schick Lecture Series will begin Thursday, Sept. 25 with a lecture by Michael Bernard-Donals. The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-246 on the campus of Indiana State University.

A professor of English and Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bernard-Donals will present "The Disaster of Memory: Shoah and the Bible." His fields of research include Holocaust studies, British and Irish literature, critical theory and rhetoric-composition.

The Schick Lecture Series in Language, Literature and Lexicography was started in 1988 and is made possible through a bequest from Joseph S. Schick, professor emeritus of English.

Also part of the lecture series this semester:

Ensemble Chaconne

The musical ensemble will present "Measure for Measure: Music from Shakespeare's Plays." The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Kevin Cope

A professor of English at Louisiana State University, Cope will present "The Adjacent Enlightenment: Sidebar Stories in an Era of Main Events" at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in Root Hall A-264.

Hoosier Folklore Conference

With a theme of "Scotland, Robert Burns and the Scottish-American Experience," the annual festival will be held Nov. 20-21. Presenters include Emily Lyle, University of Edinburg; Ian Russell, University of Aberdeen; and Mary Ellen Brown, Indiana University.

More information on the Schick Lecture Series is available online at


Writer: Emily Taylor, assistant director of media relations, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or

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