English professor/author guests at Florida Lecture Series
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2005) - Florida Southern College's Center for Florida History welcomes Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan, the Kenneth Curry Professor of English at Rollins College, to the Florida Lecture Series on Jan. 27. O'Sullivan will discuss "Florida Literature: A Great Disorder is in Order." The lecture will start at 7 p.m. in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room on the Florida Southern campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
O'Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University and earned his master's and doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. He joined the Rollins faculty in 1975. He is the author or editor of many books including "The Florida Reader," edited with Jack Lane, for which they received the Florida Historical Society's Charlton Tebeau Award in 1992. His other books include "Florida Poetry," "Crime Fiction and Film in the Sunshine State: Florida Noir," and "Shakespeare's Other Lives." O'Sullivan is co-editor of the "Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature," co-director of the Florida Center for Shakespeare Studies, and co-director of the Drey Summer Shakespeare Institute. His articles have appeared in journals on four continents, including the "Shakespeare Quarterly," "Black American Literature Forum," "Philological Quarterly," "International Review of History and Political Science" (India), "Dutch Quarterly Review," and "Sydney Studies in English" (Australia). He lectures widely on many topics ranging from Shakespeare, British art, and Irish culture to Florida studies, mystery novels, and film.
About the Florida Lecture Series
The Florida Lecture Series is produced by the Center for Florida History and sponsored by the FSC Alumni Association, the Robert and Rose Stahl Criminology Lecture Series, and the Robert W. and Susan E. McKnight Political Affairs Lecture Series. The program brings speakers to the Lakeland campus who approach the issue of "Florida Life and Culture" from a wide range of disciplines, including history, public affairs, law, sociology, criminology, anthropology, literature, music and art. Its overall objective is to create an opportunity for members of the community, faculty, and student body to listen to, interact with and learn from leading scholars and specialists of the state's history and culture.