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Bleasby Colloquium Continues at Westminster College

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2001

Dr. Bethany F. Hicok, assistant professor of English, will speak on "Archival Research and Literary Theory: Texts and Contexts" at the Bleasby Colloquium Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 8 p.m. in Hoyt Science Resources Center room 166.

Hicok's talk is based on a recent article she had published in the Journal of Modern Literature, To Work Lovingly': Marianne Moore at Bryn Mawr, 1905-1909." In the article, Hicok looks at Moore's women's college experience as a starting point for new readings of her poetry that emphasize her strong feminist voice. Hicok will discuss changes in feminist criticism over the last 20 years, and her own research methodology.

Hicok is currently working on a new book, American Women Poets and the Women's College, and had an article published on Elizabeth Bishop's experience at Vassar in the 1930s. Last year, she also received a research grant to travel to Italy to study the influence of that country on American poet Ezra Pound.

Hicok received her undergraduate degree from Russell Sage College, and her master's and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

For more information, contact Hicok at (724) 946-6349 or e-mail