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Schick Lecture Series to feature Wendy Martin

October 8, 2012

The Indiana State University Schick Lecture Series on Language, Literature and Lexicography will host Wendy Martin on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 3:30 p.m.

Martin, the vice provost and director of the Transdisciplinary Studies Program at Claremont Graduate University, will speak about "Emily Dickinson: The Poetry and Practice of Autonomy." The lecture will take place in Root Hall A-264 with a reception following in A-269-270.

At Claremont Graduate University, Martin is also a professor of American literature and American studies and teaches several courses. In previous years, Martin has chaired the CGU Department of English and the Faculty Executive Committee.

She is the founder and editor of "Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal" and serves on the boards of "Healthy Analogy of American Literature" and the "Gender and Culture" series of the University of North Carolina Press.

Martin has written several books, including "Emily Dickinson," "The Art of the Short Story" and "We are the Stories We Tell." Her articles and reviews have appeared in publications such as Early American Literature, American Literature, the New York Times Book Review and others.

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

Contact: Keith Byerman, professor of English, department of English, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3208 or

Writer: Bethany Donat, media relations assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, at 812-237-3773