West Virginia University Institute of Technology will host Dr. Craig Warren, associate professor and chair of English at Penn State Erie, on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. The event is part of the Otis K. Rice Memorial Lecture Series and is free and open to the public. Warren’s lecture, entitled “With Blood and Ink: How Veterans Shaped the Course of Civil War Literature,” will be held in the Engineering Auditorium on the Montgomery, West Virginia campus.
“Dr. Warren’s lecture is particularly timely since this year is the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War,” explained Dr. Stephen Brown, dean of the College of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Warren is the author of Scars to Prove It: The Civil War Soldier and American Fiction (2009) and is the editor of the Ambrose Bierce Project, a scholarly website and journal. During the 2011-2012 academic year, Warren is the president of the national College English Association. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia.
“We are honored to have Dr. Craig Warren speak on our campus as a part of the Rice Lecture Series. We are pleased to offer this insightful presentation during Homecoming weekend for all of our alumni, faculty and staff, students and Greater Montgomery community,” explained WVU Tech Provost Dr. Scott Hurst.
The Rice Lecture Series began in 2009 in honor of noted historian Otis K. Rice, who served at WVU Institute of Technology from 1957 to 1987 and was the state’s first Historian Laureate.