Baylor Honors College Presents Second Annual Drumwright Family Lecture

Nov. 16, 2011

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Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Clyde S. Kilby Chair Professor of English at Wheaton College, will present "Writers Save: How Poets and Novelists Came to Comfort the Faithful and Strengthen the Doubters," at the Second Annual Drumwright Family Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Reading Room of Alexander Residence Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.

Thomas Hibbs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture and dean of the Honors College, said Jacobs will focus his lecture on the relationship between faith and fiction.

Jacobs is a widely published literature scholar, and has written books, including, "The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction," "Original Sin: A Cultural History" and "The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis." He also teaches courses ranging from British Literature and Literary Theory to African Literature in the English department at Wheaton College.

The Drumwright Family Lectures are made possible by donations from Baylor alumna Minette Drumwright Pratt, a former member of the Baylor Board of Regents.

For more information, visit the Baylor Honors Program or call (254) 710-7689.

by Carmen Galvan, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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