Grathwohl to Present Faculty Distinguished Lecture
Meredith College Professor of English Eloise Grathwohl will present “The Glacier Stands Open,” the 2011 Faculty Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Since 2008, Grathwohl has served as a faculty member for Meredith’s Study Abroad program in Iceland. The topic of her lecture on grew out of her interest in the work of Nobel-prize winning novelist Halldór Laxness, Iceland’s best-known writer in the twentieth century.
Grathwohl has taught in the Department of English at Meredith College since 1990. She holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a specialization in medieval English literature. She is currently Director of Writing and holder of the Mary Lynch Johnson Chair in the Department of English.
The first Faculty Distinguished Lecture was presented by Norma Rose in December 1964. According to “Faculty Distinguished Lectures 1964-1981,” the lecture series was designed to “represent a significant achievement of research by a faculty member.”
The Faculty Distinguished Lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Johnson Hall Rotunda.
This event is sponsored by Meredith’s convocation committee.