January 28, 2023

Lorentzen Presents at Converse College

Eric Lorentzen, associate professor of English, gave a talk entitled “Teaching Dickens and Cultural Studies in the 21st Century” at Converse College on Nov. 15, as part of a conference on scholarship, pedagogy, and the intersections of popular culture.

Eric Lorentzen Gives Scholarly Talk at Conference

Lorentzen, Eric04Eric Lorentzen, associate professor of English, gave a scholarly talk at this year’s annual Northeastern Modern Language Association conference in Boston, for a panel called “Dickens at 201.”  The talk was titled “Cultural Studies, Critical Pedagogy, and Connecting with ‘Boz’ in the 21st Century.”

Eric Lorentzen Lectures at University of Connecticut

Lorentzen, Eric04Eric Lorentzen, associate professor of English, gave an invited lecture at the University of Connecticut on Wednesday, March 20 entitled “‘The Catechizing Infection’: Subverting Dangerous Pedagogy in the Novels of Austen, Dickens, and Charlotte Brontë.

Eric Lorentzen Gives Scholarly Talk at Conference

Eric G. Lorentzen, associate professor of English, gave a scholarly talk on Friday, March 16 at the Northeastern Modern Language Association annual conference entitled “‘You ask rather too many questions’: Co-Opting the Catechistic Method in Jane Eyre.”

Eric Lorentzen’s Piece on Charles Dickens Appears Nationwide

Associate Professor of English Eric Lorentzen’s article “Dickens at 200: Still Relevant After All These Years” has been picked up by the McClatchy-Tribune newswire and has appeared in numerous publications, including McClatchy D.C., the Sacramento Bee, the Bradenton Herald (Fla.) and the Bellingham Herald (Wash.).

The piece, originally published in The Free Lance-Star on Sunday, Feb. 5, explores the enduring relevance of Dickens’ work in light of the bicentennial of his birth.

Eric Lorentzen

Eric G. Lorentzen, associate professor of English, gave a talk, “Doing British Literature and Popular Culture: Critical Pedagogy in the University Literature Classroomd,” at the “Culturing the Popular” conference at Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., in September.