Renowned Scholar To Speak In Honor of Former Baylor Professor

Feb. 25, 2015
Jerome McGannJerome McGann, courtesy photo.

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – It seems only appropriate for one great man to honor another.

Jerome McGann, Ph.D., University Professor and John Stuart Bryan Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will be the keynote speaker in a celebration of the career and legacy of former Baylor professor of English Clement Goode, Ph.D., at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the McLean Foyer of Meditation in Armstrong Browning Library.

“Dr. McGann is much honored. We’re very fortunate to have him at Baylor,” said Linda Bunnell, Ph.D., a former student of Clement Goode. Bunnell is Chancellor Emerita of University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Goode requested McGann to come and speak in his honor, Bunnell said. Both men are experts about Lord Byron, a famous English poet known for his work in the Romantic era.

“Goode is a renowned teacher and scholar of Lord Byron, and McGann is the foremost scholar of Lord Byron in the world,” Bunnell said.

McGann’s lecture will center around Lord Byron’s perspective on other Romantic poets of his time such as John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth.

McGann is the editor of the Oxford English Texts seven-volume edition of Byron's poetry as well as a two-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. His book “Radiant Textuality” was recognized by the Modern Language Association as the most outstanding scholarly book of the year and received the James Russell Award. In addition, he was honored by the National Humanities Center with the first Richard Lyman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Computing in the Humanities.

Goode was a professor at Baylor from 1957-1997. The celebration of Goode is an effort by his former students to highlight and applaud his career as a teacher and scholar.

The lecture is free and open to the public, followed by a reception.

Armstrong Browning Library is located at 710 Speight Ave. in Waco.

by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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