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Friday, September 19, 2008

Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Explores the Renaissance

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University faculty explore how the Renaissance changed the world in the 15th century and continues to have an impact today during the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, held select Thursdays throughout the semester.

Part of SU’s fall Renaissance cultural events series, all lectures are at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. Topics include:

  • October 9: Dr. Tim Miller of the History Department takes a critical look at popular conceptions of the era by asking “Was There Really a European Renaissance?” 
  • October 16: Dr. Linda Cockey, chair of the Music Department, explores common themes in historical and modern music with “Pop Tunes of the Renaissance: What Would Madonna, Shakira or Elvis Sing?”
  • October 23: Robert Smith of the Theatre and Dance Department explains the connection between Italian comedy and popular sitcoms such as I Love Lucy in his lecture on “Classic Commedia Characters: Standards of Improvisation.”
  • October 30: Dr. Keith Brower of the Modern Languages Department presents “Don Quixote,” explaining why Cervantes’ iconic character can be considered a true Renaissance man.
  • November 13: Ursula Erhart of the Art Department speaks on one of the most well-known aspects of the Renaissance era with “Art, Artists and Patrons in the Renaissance.”

Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-219-2872 or visit the SU Web site at

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