Voltaire's Coffee

Tue, September 12, 2006 | 2.404 Pearce Hall in the Union

7:00 PM

Sponsoring professor Elizabeth Richmond-Garza is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the Director of the Program in Comparative Literature and Secretary Treasurer of the American Comparative Literature Association. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley, Oxford University and Columbia University (PhD 1992) and has held both Mellon and Fulbright Fellowships. Her research focuses on Orientalism, Cleopatra, Oscar Wilde, Renaissance drama, the Gothic, and literary theory. She is currently finishing a study of decadent culture at the ends of the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. She is the president of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches theatre, aesthetics and the fine arts and works actively in eight foreign languages. Her multi-media approach to teaching has earned her, among other awards, the Chad Oliver Plan II Teaching Award, the 16th annual Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship, and election to the Academy of Distinguished Teachers in the spring of 2004.

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