Northwestern Professor to Give Shannon-Clark Lecture
Regina Schwartz, professor of English and law at Northwestern University, will give the Shannon-Clark lecture at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
The title of Schwartz’ talk is “Sacramental Poetics.” It is free and open to the public.
Schwartz is the author of numerous books, including Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost (1988), which won the James Holly Hanford prize for the best book on Milton; The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism (1997), a study of identity and violence in the Hebrew Bible that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; and Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism: When God Left the World (2008), a book on the sacramental art of Shakespeare, Milton, Donne and Herbert.
Schwartz is past president of the Milton Society of America. She chairs the Modern Language Association’s Religion and Literature division, and she directs the Milton Project, which honors the 400th birthday John Milton. Her play adaptation of Paradise Lost was performed in May 2010 for the Chicago Shakespeare Project. She has also written a libretto to the opera “Losing Paradise,” composed by John Eaton and based on Paradise Lost.
Schwartz is a recipient of Woodrow Wilson and Rockefeller Fellowships, and has been a scholar-in-residence at the Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture in Virginia. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.