Sigma Tau Delta presents a Literary Reading featuring Dr. Edward Risden from St. Norbert College on Friday, March 4th at 1:30 p.m. in Weld 109.
Risden teaches medieval and renaissance literature and classical myth at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He has published thirteen books including fiction, poetry, literary criticism, film criticism, a textbook, and a translation. He is currently working on projects on the transition from the Medieval to the Renaissance mind, on Shakespeare and the problem of genre, on Beowulf in film, and on J. R. R. Tolkien and the twentieth-century intellectual landscape. Recent seminar titles include Authoring Arthur, Tolkien’s World, and Literary Humor.
In addition to this reading, Risden will give an Honors Lecture titled “Hero, Id, and a Feminist Beowulf: Freud Meets Epic Flicks” on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Business room 109.