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Schick Lecture Series to host Martin Camargo

January 22, 2013

The Indiana State University Schick Lecture Series on Language, Literature and Lexicography will feature Martin Camargo on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 3:30 p.m.

Camargo, professor of English and medieval studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will offer a presentation titled "And if a Rethor Koude Faire Endite: When Chaucer Met Rhetoric." The lecture will take place in Root Hall A-264 with a reception following in A-269-270.

Prior to receiving his doctorate from the University of Illinois, Camargo graduated from Princeton University and completed additional studies at L-Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris. Since then, he has taught at the University of Missouri and the University of Alabama.

Camargo has lectured in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Sydney and Bologna. He has received a Fulbright Fellowship as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Humboldt Foundation.

He is the author of "Essays on Medieval Rhetoric," "Medieval Rhetorics of Prose Composition, "The Middle English Verse Love Epistle," and others. In addition, he has edited "Poetria Nova of Geoffrey of Vinsauf" and "The Waning of Medieval Ars Dictaminis." He serves as co-editor of the Journal of English and Germanic Philology and has served on the editorial boards of Disputatio and Rhetorica.

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