The Patrons of the Library at California State University, Fullerton has announced that the fourth lecture in its annual series will feature Ellen Caldwell, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at California State University, Fullerton.
A native of Los Angeles, with a B.A. from USC and Ph.D. from UCLA, Ellen Caldwell is an associate professor of English who returned to California to teach at CSUF in 2001 after having taught at both Vanderbilt University in TN and Kalamazoo College in MI. At CSUF she teaches Chaucer, Medieval Literature, Shakespeare, Shakespeare on Film, and graduate courses in medieval literature, Shakespeare, and Feminist and Gender Theory. She has published articles on Shakespeareâ€™s The Winterâ€™s Tale and I Henry IV and on Websterâ€™s The Duchess of Malfi, as well as on medieval mystics and the medieval romance Sir Orfeo, and the â€œloathly ladiesâ€ of various medieval texts. Her current research interests include confession and interrogation in medieval literature and the role of Fortune in Shakespeareâ€™s Merchant of Venice.
Her talk stems from her interest in film in the undergraduate course she developed in 2005 and a continuing interest in medical issues in literary texts, including the procedures of dissection and the diagnosis and cure of madness in the Renaissance.
The lecture will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 130 of the Pollak Library.Â The meeting and the lecture are free and open to the public. Parking is also free. For information call 714-870-7208 or 714-526-3617.