Jan 28, 2020 Jan 28, 2020
07:30PM 07:30PM Lecture: Telling Lives: The Work of the Biographer: School: Oxford CollegeDepartment / Organization: Oxford CollegeBuilding/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford)Event Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeContact Name: Brenna ValentineContact Email: brenna.a.valentine@emory.eduOxford's Dean Emerita Dana Greene will speak on "Telling Lives: The Work of the Biographer." Her presentation is the inaugural lecture of The Dana Greene Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series. In these ruminations from forty years of writing biography you will not only meet six extraordinary women, but also have the opportunity to ponder why biography matters, not only as a genre but as a basis for self-reflection. Greene served as dean of Oxford College starting in 1999. Before coming to Oxford, she was on the faculty of St. Mary’s College of Maryland for almost 30 years.  A New Jersey native and graduate of the College of New Rochelle, Greene served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica, returned to the United States and completed a Ph.D at Emory University. In retirement as dean emerita, she served as executive director of the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University. She is the author of four biographies—on Elizabeth Jennings (2018), Denise Levertov (2012), Maisie Ward (1997) and Evelyn Underhill (1990)—four edited volumes, and numerous essays and articles. She is a contributing writer for the National Catholic Reporter and lectures widely on topics related to biography, spirituality, and poetry. She has presented at the University of London, the Washington National Portrait Gallery, Kings College, London, Emory University, Wesley Theological Seminary, Georgetown University, the Washington National Cathedral, Virginia Theological Seminary, The Atlanta Institute for Spirituality, the Washington Theological Consortium, the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s College, Indiana, The University of St. Thomas and at many churches. The Dana Greene Distinguished Scholar program brings to Oxford College notable leaders in scholarship and creative expression. The lectures in this series strive both to exemplify and encourage various types of intellectual discovery and creativity. They aim to explore not only the content of those intellectual and creative efforts; they also strive to exhibit the personal, professional, communal, and ethical contexts of those endeavors. While on campus, the lecturers thus include topics such as how they became interested in their subjects, the sources of their inspiration, the obstacles they confronted, what they learned along the way, why efforts in their field are important, and the ethical implications of this work for a life well-lived. The Dana Greene Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series is a re-envisioning of a program begun in 2004, when Greene was dean of Oxford College: The Pierce Visiting Scholar Program with the University of Oxford (UK), a faculty exchange lecture program between the “two Oxfords.” This is an Oxford Studies event event sponsored by the Pierce Program in Religion. + Oxford College Campus Events
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