Neumann University will host Carol Senf, English professor at Georgia Tech, as the keynote speaker for the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society induction. Senf will present her lecture, “Bram Stoker, Dracula, and Spunky American Women,” Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in the Thomas A. Bruder Jr. Life Center.
Senf delves far deeper into the legacy of Stoker than critics who are content to view Dracula as a cautionary tale of sexual attraction. She characterizes Stoker as an early literary feminist and techie, enchanted by strong, independent women and fascinated by turn-of-the-twentieth-century technology (the typewriter, phonograph, and telephone). This year marks the 100th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s death.
Senf received her Ph.D. in Victorian studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo and joined the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1981. She is currently professor and associate chair in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech and has published articles on Victorian literature in Gothic Studies, Victorian Studies, College English, and Victorians Institute Journal, among many others.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
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