Department of English News

Genre discussion through the lens of literature and history

Andrew Hadfield

Andrew Hadfield

Gerald Prokopowicz

Gerald Prokopowicz

A roundtable discussion titled, “Biography or Creative Nonfiction?: Problems and Possibilities,” will feature a guest literature scholar and an ECU historian at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Joyner Library, Room 2409. Then, at 6:30 p.m., a paper on a topic about Early Modern England, will be presented at the Science Technology Building.

Andrew Hadfield, of the University of Sussex’s Department of English, Centre for Early Modern Studies, will lead the afternoon discussion, along with ECU’s Gerald Prokopowicz.

Hadfield is the author of the 2012 book, “Edmund Spenser: A Life,” and Prokopowicz, is the author of the 2008 book, “Did Lincoln Own Slaves? And Other Frequently Asked Questions about Abraham Lincoln.”

Hadfield also will present a paper in the evening at the Science Technology Building, OC Room 309, titled, “The Culture of Lying in Early Modern England.”

The free event includes coffee afterward. It’s jointly sponsored by Wichard Chair funds, the English and History departments, the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program, and the journal, “Explorations in Renaissance Culture.”