Dec 072014

Ghosts of Christmases Past: Popular Genres as Seasonal Literature.

D.RobbinsMs Robbins will ground her talk on seasonal storytelling traditions that extend back to Shakespeare, were popularized by Charles Dickens, and continue as part our own seasonal literature.

About The Speaker

Dorothy Dodge Robbins is co-editor along with her husband, playwright Ken Robbins, of four volumes of seasonal literature, including Christmas Stories from Louisiana (University Press of Mississippi 2003), Christmas on the Great Plains (University of Iowa Press 2004), Christmas Stories from Georgia (University Press of Mississippi 2005), and Christmas Stories from Ohio (The Kent State University Press 2010). She served as volume editor for Critical Insights: Mrs. Dalloway (Salem Press, 2014). Dr. Robbins is the Charlotte Lewis Endowed Professor of English at Louisiana Tech University where she coordinates the Graduate Program in English. In addition to her work as an editor and a scholar, she teaches courses in Twentieth-Century British Novel, Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury, and Mystery and Detective Fiction. As caretaker of the university’s Shakespeare Garden, and an avid amateur gardener, most weekends she plays in the dirt.



This meeting will also serve as our Christmas party so there is a special schedule.
9:30 – 10:00 Critique session
10:00 – 10:30 Board meeting
10:30 – 11:00 General meeting
11:00 – 11:30 Speaker
11:30 – 12:30 Christmas get-together